Saturday, February 21, 2009

Random Weekly Bites

Here are some outtakes of good stuff cooked and eaten this week.

I had a great tartine (a small open face French style sandwich) at a nyc lunch chain called Le Pain Quotidien (The Daily Bread). There are 18 locations in NYC and I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious food and great pastries.
I had an amazing egg salad tartine made w/ olive oil, instead of mayo with anchovies and capers on delicious whole grain bread. Nice presentation too.



I made a delicious homemade pizza with skinny slices of roasted eggplant on top and some prosciutto torn and haphazardly tossed with mozzarella cheese. REALLY good.



I made my favorite nicoise salad with good canned tuna, green beans, nicoise olives and hard boiled eggs. We had enough leftover for 2 lunches too.



I bought a nice big package of smoked bacon at the Union Square Farmers' Market in NYC from Flying Pig Farms, no nitrates added. I plan on using it in recipes calling for pancetta or regular bacon.



14 comments:

Daniel said...

Hi Stacey,
I found your blog for the first time today and am really enjoying reading your archives. I love your focus on creative and easy-to-make recipes--I'm excited to be a new reader!

Dan
Casual Kitchen

PS: That pizza looks pretty tasty right about now... :)

doggybloggy said...

first - anything cryo sealed seems to attract me - even those little coctail franks I guess its because it looks like it could travel through space- second I LOVE the week of eats concept...

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you are going to make with the bacon.

kat said...

That pizza looks amazing, I wish I could convince Matt he likes eggplant

Culinarywannabe said...

You know I've never been to the US market?! It's such a shame, I really should just but my butt on the subway and head down there.

LaDue & Crew said...

Bacon... I miss you, bacon. Turkey bacon is awful, and just evil. I know, you told me not to read your blog for awhile, but I can't give up food AND reading your blog!

Bob said...

That bacon looks great! I love the no nitrates thing. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

noble pig said...

That pizza looks so good, love the thin eggplant.

melissa said...

Love all of it. I have a thing for egg salad, almost any variation. Beautiful.

And the fresh smoked bacon should serve you well, for sure.

SarahB said...

YUM! It all looks SO good.

Debbie said...

The pizza looks go good. Wish I had some of it right now!

Culinary Cory said...

That pizza looks amazing! I can't wait to see what you make with the bacon.

Proud Italian Cook said...

You make tuna look so good!

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