Monday, August 3, 2009

cookbook challenge, week 6

A bit of background about this "self assignment". If you're reading this blog, you probably like food enough to have heard about the new film Julie & Julia, based on two true stories that opens August 7th. For the summer season I have chosen a cookbook to cook through, not necessarily every recipe, but a hefty portion to be sure. I can't wait to see the film next week.

This was a hectic weekend, and I only had time for two recipes from Tomato Blessings and Radish Teachings all week.

The first was a Potato
Salad with Arugula and
Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette.
This was a fantastic way to
use arugula, and it went so
well with the dark dijon
mustard. Definite thumbs
up. I loved the way the
greens wilted over the
warm potatoes, then I half-chilled it in the fridge before serving with dinner.

Tofu with Mushrooms,
Carrot, and Spinach was
second. A little plain, could
have used more seasoning,
but good enough that the
kids enjoyed it and I looked
forward to the leftovers the
next day over some ramen


Unknown said...

I cannot wait to see that movie! When I was little I would wake up early on Saturday mornings to watch Julia Child on PBS.

I love the cookbook challenge :D I admire that you're sticking to it!

Anonymous said...

I've been anxiously awaiting that movie, too. I'll probably wait until it comes available on pay-per-view because I'm too lazy to go to the theatre to see it. I like being able to pause it and go to the bathroom whenever I want!

As an aside, I've been reading your cookbook challenges and I have decided that I am going to be a thief and steal your idea. I need to get my cookbooks open more often because lately I have fallen into that "10-recipe-rut". I keep falling back on the same things over and over and over and over. So, your cookbook challenge idea is great and has inspired me to take on a similar challenge and post about it myself.

Thanks for the inspiration my dear!

veganf said...

Melissa, wasn't my idea at all!
Someone on my Aug06 babies friends forum challenged our group to do it...I seem to be the only one to have stuck with it! So steal away! I can't wait to hear what cookbook(s) you choose.