Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cooking in my new kitchen

This is my third kitchen since I started this blog, and while it's admittedly smaller than the previous two, it's still a great kitchen in my mind:

Here are some meals I've cooked up in the new kitchen!

Inaugural meal (okay, the first meal we cooked the first night in the new apartment was just pasta with tomato sauce, because that's all we had in the house):

 Sicilian swordfish:

Drawing on the flavors we got to taste on our trip to Sicily earlier this summer, I pan-seared swordfish with fresh cherry tomatoes - red and yellow - onions, olives, capers, and herbs. The juicy tomatoes and briny olives and capers developed into a complex sauce that brought me back to the Italian island!

First dish I cooked in our new cephalon pan: pesto bulgur wheat with sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, and fava beans, topped with shaved parmesan:

Okay I realize this looks like slop. Sometimes we joke that I should have a blog called "Vomit on a plate" since so much of the food we like to cook looks that way. But I swear it was delicious!

Fall is setting in and as usual I'm obsessed with squash. Here's my sauteed spaghetti squash with tomato basil mushroom sauce, salami, and shaved parmesan:

I used the fresh basil from my herb "garden" (potted plants on the windowsill ... that's city living for you.) More creative fall produce ideas to come!