I'm sorry about leaving pictures of myself at the top for so long! Let's replace them with a picture of Lucy, shall we? Is it just me, or is she just one photogenic cat? I think she likes having her picture taken. As soon as I get the camera out, she's right there, sticking her face in it. Note to self: clean the cat nose prints off the lens before taking any more pictures.
Recently my Tivo recorded an episode of Jamie Oliver, and darn it if I don't have a new cooking crush. That particular episode was all about strawberries, and I definitely want to make rice pudding with fresh strawberry jam and meringues, but when I was browsing through his latest cookbook, this recipe caught my eye:
Potatoes, stuffed with bacon, sage and garlic. Genius! Doesn't it look delicious? I thought the picture of the raw potatoes was so pretty, but wondered why they chose to show the uncooked version, rather than the finished version. Well, duh. Because as delicious as it was, I don't know that you could possibly take an attractive picture. This is the best I could do:
Not exactly appetizing, but I promise, these little gems were tasty. The only criticism I have is that each potato includes an anchovy filet in each little bacon bundle. Jamie says not to let it worry you, it's just to add a nice richness. Honestly, they tasted a little too fishy for me, and I'm leaving them out next time. Also, what can I do with half a can of anchovies? Suggestions are welcome. I might just give them to the chickens, though.