It's the end of April and time to look back at my kitchen adventures this month. I started the month in Evelyn’s kitchen in Fairfax, Virginia. In March when we were vaccinated against covid, we traveled to see our family there after the months of lock-down. Last month I documented what we did in Evelyn’s kitchen. As we were leaving, Evelyn packed up some spices for me to take home, as she had purchased them in large quantities. So the first image here shows an interesting Korean pepper blend going into a jar from her kitchen to my kitchen.
We returned home April 5, and spent a few weeks in our own kitchen. For the first time in well over a year we felt it safe to invite friends for dinner — only one other couple at a time, everybody immunized. I had to recall how to make a company dinner for four, rather than an ordinary dinner for two. This kept me busy, so I didn’t take too many photos. For the first dinner I served an appetizer of salad with smoked fish. For a main course, roast chicken, rice pilaf, and brussels sprouts. All with Len’s good home-baked bread of course. Our guests brought a fruit tart for dessert.
|For the second dinner party, I cooked a whole fish, which
was covered with herbs and lettuce, and also had some in the cavity.
|The cooked fish was also garnished with some sea scallops
in a sauce (no pics of the scallops).
|Vegetables: broccoli and carrots.
Both dinners were a lot of fun, We really liked visiting with our friends INDOORS!
|Of course I cooked all our other meals too,
like this split pea soup with yogurt and sriracha.
|I have brand-new refrigerator magnets this month.
I like to change them from time to time, just for fun.
The month is ending with a visit to my sister Elaine in West Lafayette, Indiana.
|Elaine bakes the best apple pies!
She made us one with some rhubarb and strawberries too.
|Elaine’s kitchen window.