31 October 2010

While the husband is away...

Don't get me wrong , I love my husband.  I waited a long time to find him - but I will admit then when he goes on his business trips - I do get to play so to speak.  My darling husband Skip, is from New York, Italian and very old school when it comes to food.  He likes what he likes and is not too willing to try anything new very often, so while he is away I get to eat all the things I really love.  Before I left for the bakery this am I marinated some chicken in a yogurt tandoori marinade and will have that tonight with a cucumber raitia, mango salad and fresh onion naan.  I can't wait !  I will tell you how it comes out tomorrow !

ps.  The flowers were a going away gift from Mr. Skip.

Tandori Marinade

8oz plain yogurt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground tumeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam marsala
1 tsp paprika
2 cloves crushed garlic

Mix all ingredients together , marinade meat choice for at least an hour. Grill and then eat!

30 October 2010

Happy Halloween

It's been quite a while since I have written , so long in fact that I have changed the name of my blog! da*lish girl feels so right to me - so here we go again.

This journey is truly inspired by my favorite cookbook author - Dorie Greenspan.   She is truly remarkable - I have all of her books and was beyond thrilled to discover that she is doing French Fridays with Dorie!   I just received my copy of her new book - Around my French Table and I am in love.  I was heartbroken when I could not get into Tuesdays with Dorie, so now I have my chance and this adventure will be a true adventure of sweet*savory*yum.