Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A pot of beans and balls of ice...


So it isn't easy coming up with clever titles to these posts. I could have titled this post "Chicken that I forgot what I did to it" That doesn't quite have the ring to it that I was looking for.


Looks good no? I have no idea what I did to it or even if it was in fact good. Dr. Food? Do you remember?


Although I do remember this Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce. It is so good that you really need to give it a try.


The sauce is a little ugly but I swear it taste good.


I am on a cauliflower kick. I will get over it.


Ok, so I saw this ice ball maker somewhere which I can't remember where now. Probably on the night that I ate the forgettable chicken. Anyhow, I laughed and laughed because this machine is expensive and all it does is make ice. So, being the trendsetter I am, I had bought a gizmo to make ice balls from the Museum of Modern Art in NY. I know! A museum that sells ice ball makers is A-OK in my book.


See? Almost the same and MINE cost 4.00. Dr. Food rolled his eyes over me spending 4.00 for a ice ball mold. Can you imagine what he will do when if I spend 150.00.


All in all it looks pretty much the same. I mean it is ice. It melts. What difference does it make if it isn't perfect. I want that machine to do other stuff with though. Dr. Food suggested that I make the next batch with hot water to make it clear. We will see.


Copper River Salmon. No need to do anything to it. That was for dinner last night.

Hello? HELLLO? I guess I "lulled" you to sleep.

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

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1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 tsp. ground cumin
2 heads cauliflower, cored and cut into 1 1/2'' florets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup tahini
3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced into a paste
Juice of 1 lemon

1. Heat oven to 500°. Toss together oil, cumin, cauliflower, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to 2 rimmed baking sheets; spread out evenly. Bake, rotating pans from top to bottom and front to back, until cauliflower is browned and tender, 25—30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, combine tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup water in a small bowl and season with salt. Serve cauliflower hot or at room temperature with tahini sauce.


  1. I want the cheap ice ball maker. I will make a cocktail that calls for ice balls. You are invited to come over. :)

  2. I think you should add food coloring and make colored ice balls!

  3. I am desperately envious of the ice ball maker, though I have no ideas as to what to do with one. I thought you were holding a crystal ball! I have an old chicken recipe like that, it's in an ancient Snoopy recipe card file as Chicken Weird. Also I love that copper pot!

  4. The chicken was garam masala rubbed and it was excellant.  One of your better chickens, actually.  The leftover chicken went into the chiliquilles that you did not include here, either.  Last week was a good week for dinners and you post about your ice balls????  Smoked pork ribs?  Yummy coleslaw?  The beans that were in the pot your showed?  Shrimp boil, Texas style?  Local Wellfleet and blue point oysters?  Come on folks, don't let her pull the wool over your eyes.  WE EAT GOOD at our house!!!!!!  It has not been as boring as Janis pretends it is. 
    Dr. Food.

  5. I want your recipe on the snoopy card.

  6. Will you make me drinks?

  7. I have this idea in my head for a blue ball (dyed ice) vodka martini with a twist. 

  8. Need to make that cauliflower. And I love your bean pot.

  9. hahahahahhaa!!! Dr Food gave your secret away! Come on!, we do want know about the secret rub on that delicious looking chicken.

    I love those ice ball makers.....

  10. That copper bean pot is a thing of real beauty.