I've been eyeing this cookbook for a long time, and even had it on my Amazon wish list in hopes that I would get it as a gift, but I finally decided to just buy it, after I had thumbed through it many times in bookstores. There isn't a veggie that I don't like, so everything in this book looks so good to me, especially the cover of the book! I plan on working my way through this book :) I had to hunt down the herb mix at a Persian market, but other than that it was pretty simple and was a very nice side dish. I served lamb chops and brown rice with it.
In the book it tells how to successfully take out all the little pomegranate jewels. You cut in half horizontally, and then with cut side down, in the palm of your hand, you start to whack it with a wooden spoon quite vigorously. I really didn't think this would work and would cause a huge mess, but it didn't! They all popped out neat and clean with minimum mess. I was so thrilled that now I will not look at a pomegranate the same again! So.....doesn't my picture on the bottom look like the cover of the book? :)
This weekend we are having friends over for dinner, and I'm making cassoulet. It is a two day affair, so while I'm waiting for the beans to rest, I thought I'd say hi!
Still unseasonably warm out here in Northern California, and I'm hoping that my cassoulet won't be that out of place to eat with the sun shinning brightly outside!
Got some good news from Nicole this past Monday! She landed a really nice job here. We are all proud of her and I think she will really enjoy working there. She won't be designing, but instead she will be the studio manager, which gives her a lot of new tools to add to her resume.
Oops the timer just went off....cassoulet building time!!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.