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Day 1: peachy keen
30 August, 2009, 8:45 pm
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Item 8: preserved peach with brandy sauce

brandied peach

I really didn’t plan on starting this blog until next month. I’m in the middle of moving right now and this is the kind of distraction I don’t need/want. I figure I’ll work on this once I’ve settled into my new home, with my new kitchen, with all my kitchen tool and recipe books properly unpacked. Besides, of all 36 recipes, I really shouldn’t start with the one that involves jars of preserves–ie a recipe that results in extra boxes to lug to the new place.

But I couldn’t resist. A few friends and I hit up the peach festival outside Hamilton and that put me in a peachy state of mind. (The Winona Peach Festival was kinda a dud. Aside from a peach sundae tent and a few peach pie/jam/jelly vendors, the festival was surprisingly devoid of its namesake fruit. But that peach sundae was very delicious. And huge!) So I bought a basket of peaches from a roadside vendor on our way back to Toronto and got started on this. (That’s the other thing–there weren’t too many people selling actual fresh peaches at the peach festival. Weird.)

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24 August, 2009, 4:47 pm
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I will attempt the following in no particular order:

  1. Mexican mole sauce
  2. fondant (possibly to go with the Wichcraft chocolate cupcake recipe)
  3. some kind of dessert with orange blossom water (honey soaked spongecake? turkish delight? TBD)
  4. pork roast (emphasis on juicy)
  5. phở
  6. pâté de canard en croûte
  7. lobster roll
  8. preserved peach with brandy sauce
  9. paella
  10. chicken pot pie (w/ puff pastry from scratch)
  11. donut bread pudding
  12. popovers
  13. homemade ice cream sandwich
  14. bacon crème brûlée
  15. preserved lemons
  16. profiterole
  17. jam
  18. Smith Island cake
  19. fennel and pork tortellini with a fennel cream sauce
  20. stuffed eggplant
  21. braised beef cheek
  22. lamb leg roast
  23. fig and marscapone torte
  24. madeleines
  25. foccacia
  26. apple pie (with lattice crust)
  27. arancine
  28. homemade marshmallow
  29. crab cakes
  30. duck breast with homemade plum sauce
  31. ratatouille
  32. seared fillet w/ green gazpacho sauce
  33. beer marinated flank steak
  34. some kind of fish cook en papillote
  35. gnocchi (Maybe the traditional kind, maybe the sweet potato gnocchi w/ ham and chestnuts from Food & Wine)
  36. Moroccan lamb tagine with apricots and spiced pine nuts

And the 36.5th recipe … cucumber gimlets!