I've been in a bit of a culinary wasteland lately, trying to get my mojo back (not having the girls around for three weeks was part of the nosedive to Bummerville!) But the Belgians have pulled me back from the brink! (It helped that the kidos brought me back a Belgian beer t-shirt, coasters, a full bottle of it, bottle openers, and even postcards! Synchronicity city and I'm the mayor!)
here) when I stumbled across an English book store. I popped in to check out the Tintins (and bought Asterix in Belgium) and this cookbook caught my eye, so I grabbed it too. This was one of my best decisions EVER! It's even signed by the authour! (The Chevalier with a side order of stoemp and sausages was brilliant too, just so you know.)
ANYWAY, I was looking through the book last night and came across a dozen or so recipes that I really have to try (the buckwheat pancakes are from here too, btw). This recipe is for a green bean salad, and since green beans are at the top of their game just now, I figured this was as good a place as any to get going.
Piggy Market in Ottawa -- a local producer that makes bacon the old fashioned way. They also source from local farmers, including Barbara Schaefer.
Pan Chancho, a spin-off from Chez Piggy in Kingston. This is getting to be a REALLY piggy post!) The recipe says 6 tablespoons, but I haven't measured any of this yet, and I wasn't about to start, so I just poured enough to coat the pan.
roast chicken, which requires no attention and allows you to focus on cooking the other stuff.
Bon Appétit! Eet Smakelijk!