Just look at those colours! Have you ever had purple cabbage? I had it for the first time two years ago. It was a catered lunch at the office. One of the dishes was a simple coleslaw made with purple cabbage and a sprinkle of pine nuts. It was delish. I can’t say the purple cabbage tastes any different from the regular green one but it makes such a huge difference when food just looks good and appetising.
Sometimes the best way to make a meal is to keep thing simple. I always say the easy simple things we make at home are usually the tastiest ones. And I don’t mean the pretentious stuff. I mean the stuff that comes easily to us, the stuff we don’t need to reference a book to make, that’s my favourite stuff. No, don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with referencing books. Even I need a break from my regular cooking sometimes, or just to get inspired. I use the books, the internet, whatever I can get my hands on, I even call people (mostly my little brother) to pic their brains for ideas. But in the end, I think the best comfort food is what flows easily out of us when we’re in the kitchen.
That said,… have a look at how easy these lamb chops are (^_^)
There are times when a combination of flavours just come to you. You have no idea what you’ll do with them, they just sound good in your head, so good you can taste them. Most of the time I just dwell on them for a couple of days then they get lost, they disappear, they become like a childhood memory, lingering in the background attached to a good feeling but everything is hazy, no details. Well, this time when the flavours hit me, I went with it.
Everyone that has cooked with butter knows exactly what butter can do the taste. If you eat out a lot you have definitely tasted something that was smothered with butter. Once you try it in your kitchen though it becomes something you have to resist, or at least I have to. If I didn’t have to control my butter intake I’d probably put it in everything!! So when I use it, it’s a treat…