Sunday, May 25, 2008

left to my own devices

I got out of work early on Friday, which was a fantastic start to the long weekend. P, however, had no such luck. Left to my own devices for the five hours before he would get home from work, I decided I would dig deep into my domesticness and get dinner on the table for him upon arriving home from work. On average, he is way nicer than I am, so decided I would even greet him at the door with a drink.


I've been wanting to cook duck for awhile, but have been somewhat hesitant since I'd rather leave serving somewhat rare poultry up to the professionals, but, what the heck, I love duck. Picked up a lovely breast and set about making the dressing for Warm Duck Salad with raspberries, pecans, and oranges.

Warm Duck Salad

Cotes de Provence:
I would serve a sauvignon blanc with this dish in the future,
but doesn't this wine have a gorgeous label?

Dessert was very easy. I made an extra simple sauce of creme fraiche, honey, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean seeds to be served over more rasberries and a fancy brie.

miel: I'm almost out of this delicious Savoie honey,
so will have to pick some up when I am in Talloires next week...

Some food pornography

Cheers to long weekends

It was a good meal, if I do say so myself. Ok, back to the beautiful day here. Hope you are enjoying a fantastic Memorial Day weekend...



Courtney said...

Um, yum! I am dying for that dessert!

pucho said...

It was even better than it looks. My wife is pretty awesome...