I’ve been working on a complete overhaul of one of my other websites which has been keeping me busy. But I thought I should write a bit of an update of all the wonderful meals we’ve done recently. If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen a few of these, but I think they’re worth sharing twice.
I have also seen a pretty decent improvement in my photography as well, and while I am not 100% sure what’s changed, I believe its a combination of different lighting set ups and better staging. Luckily, my wife has taken a very active interest in how her food hits the plates.
Above is our orange ginger beef dish. With thick udon noodles, fresh orange slices and a lot of ginger, this dish is very flavourful. We usually by a big inside round roast at a big box store and I slice it into nice thin strips. I usually get enough for 3-4 meals (we vaccuum seal and freeze).
We marinate the beef overnight with garlic, ginger and some soy plus whatever my wife thinks will add more taste. I prep all the veggies and it all comes together easily and quickly. Delicious!
Marrying into a Jewish family introduced this country boy to many new and very tasty foods. My favorite is matzoh ball soup. We keep a few one litre frozen tubs of chicken soup stock that we make from whole chickens a few times a year (we have a big freezer). A few of those, plus some whole carrots, maybe a little chicken to be a little different from tradition, plus big tasty matzoh balls, makes for a comforting, sleepy meal.
Below are a few that I shot for our great friends over at Urban Digs farm. We have a great arrangement combining delicious, ethical foods and photography. I made some fresh bread to go with fresh seiglundi potatoes, toulouse sausage and huge, delicious duck eggs.
We also got some beautiful swiss chard that we combined with spuds and steak. Here is “before”.
But spring has arrived, and that means summer salad season is coming up. After a harsh winter with literally millimeters of snow (I live in sunny BC, I think we had one afternoon of snow 😉 ), it’s time to open the windows and have some fresh food. A simple chicken salad suited us very nicely.
My wife loves mangoes. So when they are in season we always buy them by the case. One of our favorite recipes is this citrus-y summer salad of fresh mango, veggies, glass rice noodles and cucumber. We often add bbq pork tenderloin to it as well.
More recently, we tried to make eggs benedict. Using rosemary ham from the deli, and a recipe we found online, these surpassed our expectations. Absolutely delicious!
Finally, last night we put the cast iron pans to use and made this crispy, tasty pork rib chop with decadent mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and broccoli. Succulent and extremely filling!
So that’s been my last couple of weeks. I have many more foods and photos but I wanted to show you just a taste of what my daily life is like. Enjoy!