Here are some photos of cooking in my kitchen this December, to be shared with Sherry’s In My Kitchen for the end of the year. Of note this month is the way I’ve been exploring so many books set in France: two mysteries set in Brittany, books about the Paris metro and the Seine River, and at last, Bruno’s Cookbook by Martin Walker. It’s been fun. I have no idea if this obsession will continue in the New Year.
Our kitchen photos show our lives up to December 27. On the 28th, we flew to Costa Rica where we are on a birding trip, but I scheduled this post to go live for the December 31 wrap up.
|Inspired by Bruno’s Cookbook.
|Also from Bruno's cookbook.
|Assembling the chicken Marengo to take to a potluck. I adapted Julia Child’s recipe to work for a potluck.
|A recipe from the New York Times.
|Fried eggs for a sandwich.
|Before serving, this tart is inverted on a plate, so that the onions are on top of the pastry.
|A very refreshing salad: celery, green onion, capers, herbs, lemon zest & juice, olive oil.
Like many of the above preparations, this contains moderately-priced and easily available ingredients.
New in my kitchen in December
|Oven-safe enameled pans -- the smaller one was used for the onion tart.
|Fresh jars of spice blends to replace the ones in my pantry that have gone out-of-date.