Saturday, December 12, 2009

We Cannes Do It!

Ventimiglia, Italy

Mad just arrived home last night from Cannes. I was thrilled that she was able to eat well while avoiding all the croissants, pastries and freshly made pasta in Italy. That's right, Italy! It turns out that Mad and some of her colleagues took a 1.5 hour train ride to Italy one night! What?! They toured (and ate in) a small town called Ventimiglia.

All in all, it seems like it was a good but very, very, very busy time. She literally walked the soles off a pair of her shoes! Seriously!

I have a love-hate relationship with such alone times. I managed to eat okay but the dramatic change of pace ends up making me feel psychologically shaky. I ended up working a lot more than usual - without much of a break or distractions. I basically hunkered down in our apartment and just kept on writing.

Before I go, I have a new low-carb tip. I made some salmon fillets and mash recently and I included a little something extra to the mix. I brewed a strong tea consisting of a few bay leaves and a few tbls. of thyme. Then I strained the herbs and used the decoction as a liquid for the mashed cauliflower. It added a much more interesting dimension to this side dish, IMO. Very nice.




8 comments:

~Oct said...

Welcome back to Mad! What amazing places to visit due to work. She must have some interesting tales to tell. I'm happy that she is back home with you now. Not nearly the same, but I spent a lonely week away from work last week and can't imagine not getting to see Cro even in the evenings for that long. Thanks for the cauli mash tip!

Harry/JP said...

Thanks, Oct!

It was tough on us both. But now we're together again. That's all that matters. :-)

I hope you find the cooking tip helpful. When I told Mad about it ... she pretty much told me I was nuts! I prefer to think of myself as culinary visionary instead. ;-)

anne h said...

Nuts?
You puts nuts on the cauliflower?
:)
Indeed you are a visionary!

Harry/JP said...

Why, thank you. Thank you very much ... for the excellent idea!!! :-)

anne h said...

I puts nuts - peanuts - on many things!
Salad...
Cabbage mix thing - I fry the cabbage with ground beef and sausage....it's like an egg roll without the outside!
Yummy with - or without nuts...

Harry/JP said...

Sounds mighty tasty, Anne! ;-)

I love peanuts and peanut butter.

Vadim said...

I heard you guys talking about nuts and since it is my first, middle and last name, I decided to chime in. I love to put crashed aamonds on anything. I do make egg omelette, kind of wet and runny around the edges and I mix it with goat cheeese and silvered almonds. It tastes gooooood!

Harry/JP said...

Sounds like an eggsellent breakfast, Vadim! :-) Good flavor and interesting texture too. Nice.

I'm off to visit your blog to see what you've been up to. Good things, I hope ...