Thursday, July 21, 2011

From the Pantry

I recently was the lucky winner of this interesting book, Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington, from Sherri at Little House In Paradise! This morning I plan to finally sit down and take a good look see. Heaven knows I love a well stocked pantry. I would love to some day have a kitchen with an actual pantry, until then this book seems to appeal to those of us with a less than grand sized kitchen. I am hoping to get some useful tips. There are also a good number of recipes as well. I'm looking forward to spending some time with the book, to see if it's a winner.

For now I'm just gonna throw out some photos of recent kitchen experiments from my own Urban Pantry that came off pretty well, a little 'food porn' if you will.

Pasta with asparagus and pistachio. So delicious - however, as I could not find shelled pistachios, there was a bit of heavy labor in preparing the nuts. Well worth it in the end!

Blackberry peach cobbler! Pretty much the taste of summer. Served warm with vanilla ice cream (it's the only way).

Well, I'm off to my coffee and my book. Have you been cooking up anything good lately?

15 comments:

andrea creates said...

congrats on your win-it all looks delicious!
thanks for stopping by :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh that pasta does look good! Pasta is my most favourite food.
Dessert looks good too. :)
Vivienne x

Lindsay Jewell said...

That food looks delicious! Congrats on your win. :)

Floss said...

Oh wow, they look good. I'm so glad the prize went to a deserving home! My boys are the cooks this week. We've had courgette (zucinni?) and feta fritters and scone-based pizzzas, followed by langosi (Romanian pancakes) so far this week. Very yummy but I am putting on weight!

ecoMILF said...

that cobbler looks so good! you might have motivated me to bake something up tonight! xo m.

yardage girl said...

Yum - nice food porn! The pasta looks delish!

crzylady said...

*drool* you see, it's food porn like that which makes me think I really should give cooking a try.. and then I taste my food and remember why I should NEVER cook. But yea for pantry organizing.. mmmmmm

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh YUM! That pasta looks so good!! Hubby and I have been really trying to eat healthier but the other day I cheated and made my special peanut butter cookies (add vanilla extract and a table spoon of molasses). They tasted better than I remembered.

LSS said...

You can usually get shelled pistachios at Target. I looked all over for them one time and Target was the only place that had them shelled. Which I discovered after I made my husband shell the ones I needed for the recipe.

Ribbons Undone said...

Wow--I am loving that pasta with asparagus and pistachio dish. That looks so good. I eat pistachios like crazy here; it's a favorite snack of mine. Never would have thought to combine them with pasta. That looks like a real winner!

Jennie said...

OMG I love your food porn!!
Must try that pasta sometime - it looks really really good!

Sherri B. said...

I could almost smell that yummy cobbler..I love blackberries and can hardly wait for our crop along the driveway to rippen.

I am looking forward to your report on the book, it looked interesting and inspiring when I took a peak on Amazon.com.

Thought of you today when I took the grands to Urban Farm Store on Belmont for an outing...wondered if you ever get there.

harmony and rosie said...

Looks an interesting book, I shall have to do some investigation work. Your food looks delicious, I particularly love to eat anything I haven't had to make myself at the moment!!!

Kate said...

What recipe do you use for your cobbler crust? I wznt to introduce cobbler to some friends and need a great crust!

Pomona said...

We have been making vegetable lasagne with courgettes, tomatoes and aubergines from the garden - very satisfying! The cobbler looks delicious.

Pomona x