Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First CSA Vegetable Basket

Lamb Chops with Lemony Rice and Vegetables

We made lamb chops for the first time. The lamb was marinated in fresh oregano, lemon juice, lemon zest and white wine. Once you use fresh oregano, you can never go back to the dried up stuff. The lamb had a stronger taste than beef or pork and went perfectly with the marinade. The oregano and lemon taste really came out.

It was served with a rice, sweet potato, oregano and lemon salad.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Roasted Trout with Ground Cherries

We were visiting family in Bromont and they gave us ground cherries that they grow in their garden. Not only does it make any dish look fancier but it also adds a subtle sweetness. It goes perfectly with trout. You could make a puré or salsa with the cherries, they taste great. Many people are afraid of them or think they will taste bitter.

We served the trout with a cucumber, tomato and feta salad. We also added baby carrots coated in a balsamic glaze. Simple and delicious.