pre-day ramblings

It's 2:30am and I can't sleep. I suppose folding the mountain of laundry that's glaring at me from the corner would bore my restless brains back to sleep, but instead I think I'll blog about my dinner. Ahh, brussell sprouts...


I tried out this recipe from 101 cookbooks the other night, and swooned. It's fairly fast and easy but must be served still steaming hot otherwise the potatoes get weird and the bru spros get chewy (hence, it was made after the kiddums were in sleepy-lands). I omitted the mint sauce, added goat cheese and used pre-bought, pre-cooked beluga lentils from trader joes (the same ones atop these little vehicles of yum). Oh and fresh, high quality ingredients made a big difference, even down to the salt.


Speaking of salt... That cute little blue labeled bottle came from this amazing store on a recent rare afternoon outing sans childrens. The Meadow specializes in chocolate, wine, flowers and finishing salts, a place I'd love to be accidentally locked in overnight to really understand the difference between the contents of all these pretty, pretty bottles (because I admit, my palate is not sophisticated enough to discern all the lovely tastes that these salts supposedly boast).


And don't even get me started on the wall of chocolate. oh my.


And now, I've bored myself with this, my first food-related post of '09 and calmed my mind perusing this lovely new endeavor to attempt sleep.



Anonymous said...

we have a store similar to that here, but not as nice. of course i never go in it though because im always worried about clumsy children knocking over glass jars of expensive something-or-other.

maybe in five years i can go and enjoy.

(p.s. I'm loving Habit as well. it's so relaxing.)

Philigry said...

oh, i hope you were able to sleep.
that dinner looks so yumm. can you send some over my way?

Jessica said...

If I had a store like that near by it would be super dangerous. I saw the same recipe and can't wait to make it.

Anonymous said...

Really, a whole wall of chocolate? My dream came true! :)

Unknown said...

looks yummy! Hope your sleeping better :)

Anonymous said...

You really really should write a cookbook or open a restaurant. I would support either!

Anonymous said...

Those brussel sprouts look yummy!!

Kate said...

wall of chocolate? oh, you are killing me. Those recipes sound fantastic, and I've actually been on the hunt for a new corn chowder to try. yum.