I was in a bit of a cooking and baking rut. Braised, roasted, soups, apples, potatoes. Tired. This past week I bought pounds of strawberries and my second bag of Meyer lemons. I bought rosemary and greens. Suddenly my kitchen didn't feel so tired anymore. With mostly what I had on hand, I made these three recipes, two of them more than once.
I made this pasta - twice. I used fresh tomatoes and instead of using broccoli, which I did not have on hand, I tossed the cooked pasta mixture on top of a handful of fresh baby kale and spinach and squeezed even more fresh Meyer lemon on top. Simple and delicious.
I made this glaze but instead of using salmon I used grilled chicken. On the side we had wild rice and asparagus. So good!
I've made two batches of these muffins, one batch yesterday for my neighbor and this morning I made a batch for us. The smell of strawberries and rosemary roasting is heavenly. I love Beth Kirby's recipes (and her gorgeous writing and photography). I rarely change a thing she does, only this time I added a light dusting of lavender sugar to the tops of the batter before baking for a bit of crunch. I also left out the rosemary in the batter, only using rosemary with the roasted strawberries because my kids are very weird about too many little bits of green in their food.
All three of these recipes will be made over and over again in my kitchen, they were that good. (And easy!)
Tonight we're trying The Pioneer Woman's grilled chicken and pineapple quesadillas. I'm guessing they're going to be really good, as so many of her recipes are. Off to grocery shop...
What's cooking in your kitchen these days?