Saturday, December 22, 2007

happy holidays!!!

With the holidays nearly here, we're off for about a week. We wish all of our loyal readers a very happy holiday and look forward to more blogging in 2008. Be sure to post your holiday food stories if you get a chance. We love hearing from you.



Aimée said...

Happy holidays to you both! enjoy your time off and all the good food Cheers!

Annie Ruok said...

Merry Christmas to you both - hope u r enjoying TO right now & cooking or enjoying some good food!

Thought I'd share my ambitious Xmas Eve menu from today :

Plaintain pancakes, boiled eggs & fresh fruit (served with vanilla green tea) for brunch

crab dip with tortilla chips & vegetable crackers as an appetizer (served with cosmos) recipe :

seared scallops on arugula with goat cheese & balsamic vinaigrette

Seafarer's Slow Cooker chowder made with salt cod & market fresh shrimps & veggies - served with rosemary toasts (made with 1/2 & 1/2 instead of whipping cream, so a little watery but still very flavorful)

Wine : Cuvee Clemence entre-deux mers 2006 (an oaky white, a little too oaky but drinkable)

Cheese (gouda & maybe some peppered goat or white cheddar), chicken terrine, rosemary crackers, fruit & chocolates accompanied by Warre's Optima 10 yr old Port

All was successful so far, minus the undercooked, too chewy scallops that I had to reheat in the microwave. Last course still to be had in about an hr!

Happy Holidays to u & yours!

ima said...

Oh my god out done yourself.....

Annie Ruok said...

I meant Otima (the port) & not Optima - I brought the rest to Ottawa for our Boxing Day celebration cuz I didn't want to keep an open bottle too long in the fridge - it quickly got slurped up - truly the best port I've ever tasted, worth a try if u like that stuff! Hope your Xmas was good!