Sunday, April 14, 2013

is where the heart is.

That is what I have always heard.

is also where you EAT!

I am taking a break from the documentation of international food and the pretty-as-a-picture plating that I have enjoyed at some incredible restaurants.  Tonight, the images might not be picture perfect, but these are some of the meals that I cook in my own home.  Meals that are as comforting and satisfying as my cozy Montana home and the company of my favorite dinner companion.  (Jordan, you know who you are!)  

Some of these meals evoke memories of my Thai mother cooking up something garlicky in the kitchen...some are experiments that became favorites...some are recipes shared by dear friends...and others are just attempts to make a basic dinner with whatever is in the cupboard.  No matter how short on time we are, there is always a way to have the result be a good, HOME-COOKED meal.

Eggs & Tomato - A staple Chinese dish
Garlic Broccoli
(Thank you, Mamma Sumalee!)

Gouda Cheese & Dark Beer Fondue
Apples, Pears, Baguette, Broccoli to dip

Turkey, Pine nut, & Raisin Meatballs
Cous cous
Fresh peppers

Fettuccine with Tomato basil sauce
Grilled Eggplant 

Grilled Steelhead (from Idaho)
Grilled Broccoli

Grilled Asparagus Sandwiches with Boursin Cheese on Raisin Walnut Bread
(My rendition of a sandwich I had at Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah, Georgia)

Garlic Rainbow Chard with Garbanzo Beans
Cous Cous
Local Cheeses 

Char grilled Montana Beef Burger stuffed with Havarti Cheese

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Fried Scallions and Walnuts
(Indebted to Kyla for this one)

Gorgonzola & Honey Baguettes
(Thank you, Jen!!)

Spring Mix Salad with Pistachios and Shaved Bittersweet Chocolate

From my dinner table to yours...
Home SWEET Home!

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