Category: Natalie (AB)
Music: It's Raining Men!!!
Mood: Tired but fulfilled
No, not really "raining men" nor am I going out on any hot dates......don't think Carlos would like that.....LOL! So much happening....where to start. With food, I guess :-D If you're in the Brooklyn/NYC area or ever are, I strongly reccomend the restaurant we've been to for the past 2 Valentine's days - Convivium Osteria.......
eeekkk!!! Forgot about the broccoli there for a second!!! Fortunately I was just in time. BTD cooking is fun but it does take a lot out of you sometimes :-)
C.O. was fabulous - very intimate, not super fancy & delicious food for all blood types. I had rabbit for the first time!!! Tastes just like REALLY good chicken. Too bad I can't FIND it everywhere like chicken. Then us B antigen carriers would be set! Their lamb chops were divine, big greek olives & bread as we sat down & if you can eat pasta......both their pasta dishes are to die for! Duck filled raviolis!!! An avoid that I felt the next day but it was soooooo good!!! There was even a quail apatizer! But I resisted that one. :-) All their food is from local farms.......shocking right? Seems that all the best food does not come from those giant big name supermarkets like they'd like us all to think....... Convivium's prices weren't too bad either for a night out. Do a google or city search on it.....very yummy.....not the kind of place you want to bring a rowdy crowd to but dinner for two in the wine cellar (their bottom level) is very romantic.
I fixed a simple turkey recipe the other day but can't remember it......I'll see if I can find it again & post. I'm trying a "tofu souffle" tonight. Not the sweet kind, more like a casserole. Looks interesting, I'll post the recipe if it comes out well :-)
The broccoli I'm fixing? Just boiling a few tablespoons of water, a tablespoon of olive oil, a bit of tamari sauce (that's soy sauce w/out the wheat & corn syrup) & some onion powder. Turned it down to simmer, popped in the chopped up stalks, put on the lid for a few minutes & when I got up a moment ago added the "tree tops." Basically steamed broccoli w/ some seasoning. I don't know how they did it but at C.O. Carlos said the broccoli was "pan seared" with olive oil & garlic. By far, the best broccoli I've had in my life! If I can only figure out how to make it......
For desert that night, we ended up switching our deserts.....I had this "creama frita" thing Carlos ordered. Tasted just like fresh churro you get in Valencia, Spain during "Las Fallas" festival. (Very different from the Mexican one's) I'm very sure it had quite a few avoids but unlike most cream filled things, I could really taste the light, fluffy egg in this one & I think that's why I liked it so much.
I'm sure a lot of people are going to like this.......I ordered a decadent "flourless" chocolate cake. Wonderful but after 1 bite it was too much for me, the chocolate lover of the house! Shockingly, my O who doesn't usually like many deserts, gobbled this down with ease. Don't know what was in it but very chocolately.....you're just going to have to go there & get one for yourself!!!
Ahhhh.....broccoli's ready! Souffle's going to be a while so I'm going to enjoy come cous cous w/ my broccoli. Hope everyone's have a nice, BTD friendly weekend!!!