Friday, June 02, 2006

Just to let you know...

Since this is my first-ever blog entry, I better make something clear up front: like most other bloggers, I have no expertise in any field, but I’m full of mediocre information and opinions. That being said, the reason I'm taking this on is because I love to cook, bake, taste, devour, and enjoy food. Amidst all my culinary meandering, I do little to keep track of where I've been. I couldn't tell you what I made for dinner on a regular basis last year, let alone five years ago. Hopefully, this will help me out. And maybe you. And maybe not!

Last night, I wanted to make Ina Garten's roasted baby potatoes, but you're supposed to roast them in butter on the stovetop in one of those beautiful, ceramic dutch ovens that I've always wanted. Luckily, I discovered that my 9-year old cookware was sufficient for the job, since the bottoms of my saucepans and pot are about an inch thick (which, incidentally, is exactly why I bought them). The potatoes only cook about half an hour over medium low heat in butter, fresh pepper, and salt, and then I tossed in some fresh thyme. I snuck one, even though my diet-of-the-day said no potatoes, and they were so delicious. Perfectly cooked, perfectly moist, a little buttery, deliciously seasoned. That's definitely going to be repeated.

2 comments:

Seth said...

Well, to tell you what I think, I think you need to include the recipe whenever you mention a dish that was good. Perhaps make it a link to the page where it can be found, or post it on there, giving credit where credit is due of course. I don't know if that's allowed under copyright law, but why not test it out.

Rachel Albrecht said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add a link, since this is an online recipe. In future entries, I'm planning to include the recipe if it's mine, but I'll source it if it's not.