Saturday, May 1, 2010

Random Bites in April

After school snacks consisted of little tartines of pate de canard (smuggled in the luggage from Paris!), Dijon mustard and cornichon pickles. So sneaky and good.

My husband surprised me and set up a storage shelving unit in my basement for my extra "stuff" to get it out of his way (who needs jewelry, when you have a shelving unit?).

Here is a great idea from Sarah.
That packaged Naan bread is so good. The garlic flavor, plain or whole wheat, I love them all. They make a great weeknight pizza whether you're desperate or not.

Spread some tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, some fresh herbs and your favorite topping over the Naan flatbreads. Bake on a cookie sheet at 400F for 10-12 minutes

Instant success.

I found a great way to sharpen my knives and IT REALLY WORKS!

Turn a regular ceramic coffee mug upside down, and using the unglazed rim, glide your knife back and forth a few times and your knives will be sharp like new!
It works better than my sharpening steel and is so easy!
Watch this video and try it!


Ciao Chow Linda said...

That Henry - he's a dear! You have a lot of nice cake stands. Love the naan and knife sharpening tips.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love (and need) that shelving unit!

Would it be wrong to make that naan pizza for breakfast? It looks perfect!

Anonymous said...

I saw that knife sharpening thing too, and it really works!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a clever and nice husband you have. Treasure him. Don't tell my husband about that knife trick. I insisted he buy a fancy knife sharpener for me.

We use the Naan bread often for pizzas. I even made one with smoked salmon - a recipe from Jacques Pepin - that I have on my site. I'll be giving your versions a try, maybe even today 'cause it's dreary and pizza always perks up everything.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I watched the video, I'm going to try that knife sharpening trick today! Henry is such a good guy!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

What a guy! Ooooh, look at those cake stands! (Envy). One day, I'll photograph my garage. I have four of those puppies, chock full of my kitchen gadgets. I need therapy.
Yesterday, I attended a seminar on salads, and the chef showed us that trick... who knew? Naan bread is on my list of things I want to earn how to make, too!
PS: Been out of town since Friday. How I missed my TGIF happy hour!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Thanks for the knife sharpening tip!

Katie C. said...

That knife trick might work great but just thinking about the texture and the sound that it must make is like fingernails on the chalkboard to me - make it stop!