Saturday, June 19, 2010

46/365 Cooking up some new recipes

I've been in a cooking mood lately. In my book, that's a really good mood to be in! The increasing availability of fresh produce certainly helps encourage that state of mind.

Some of my recent creations? My first quiche, for one -- I felt like fixing something new, had some eggs on hand, and wanted to use up some mushrooms and spinach. I found four or five quiche recipes and picked out what things I wanted -- no crust, various seasonings. And, voila! It turned out great, and I ended up with some to freeze for later, too.

Pictured here is a simple cucumber, tomato and goat-cheese feta salad that was a fantastic side dish. The next night I made portobello mushrooms "stuffed" with tomato, red pepper, and spinach.

If nothing else, it makes the kitchen smell fantastic. And now I'm ready to find some more new recipes!

Camera: Canon 40D with 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 640.