The last time my friend came for dinner.. she said : "I bet you are always organized..tidy.. when you prepare a meal..like my husband is.."~ sort of.. those words..
Well of course when someone is in your kitchen. and they have been invited for dinner..and you have puttered all day.. and then made sure all was gleaming..(because they are gleaming my friends..:) )..You have left no stone unturned..and everything looks ..well pretty darn gleaming:)..
It can I guess appear that way~
I am not..I often just read the recipe.. mostly SCAN it.. start and go about getting the ingredients as I go along..
Sometimes thinking..:"That can't be right..?"..and sure enough I scanned too quickly..the recipe did in fact say let sit overnight......
And get every dish I own dirty while preparing..and then wash everything.
So I don't prepare prettily except when a day is gorgeous,the sun is streaming in the kitchen.. and I am in the mood to garden..cook ..bake..take pics and paint.~
The first pic was one of those days..and I made Ricardo's Honey Sesame shrimps served over basmati rice..
You can find the honey sesame shrimp recipe right here~I dare not retype..
It is one of our faves..I even make it while we are away..Shrimp are readily available almost everywhere~
C'est tout simplement délicieux ce plat..
I like walking on the sweet side in this type of dish~
I try and make more sauce..
I always add a touch of sesame oil to my rice also.
Out of all places we were in a William's Sonoma in Fl. one year and a chef was doing a demonstration..I told him his rice was fantastic with the fish.. he said he added sesame oil..
Done.. Since then.It's carved in stone. w/ anyting I think it will go well with.
I also add szechuan peppercorns to the shrimp because I just love them..
In the garden..the last roses are reblooming.. the Pink Diamonds are turning pink.. and I know all to well what that means.
Dug a new little garden by the potting shed today..and added late bloomers..
Brought my first outdoor plant in..Lemon Geranium.. refreshed the earth to others that will come in soon..
I would dearly love to be able to grow my cherished Olive..rosemary..and lavender ..topiary..bushes..outdoors all year long~
But unless my family moves somewhere..that I could do that..
It will be In and Out Of The Garden for them..~
Watched 3 good movies this week..since it is getting darker so early..
Les Misérables..AH deserved her awards..
The Late Quartet..I love CK
Silver Linings Playbook..
In all three.. I had tears.