Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Very good or very lucky!

I'm either very good or very lucky lately, knock on wood, about my cooking, I almost never use a recipe. I used a method my mother would call "by guess and by gosh." I've made a series of incredibly good meals without consulting a cookbook at all, even though I had no idea what I was doing. They included, for example, shrimp ratatouille, scallop and cod coconut curry, and last night, I made:

almond encrusted tilapia (from scratch, no recipe) over a bed of wild rice
served with a side of scallop and andouille gumbo
and golden fried garlic polenta.

And, not to brag or anything, it came out GREAT!!! Better than restaurant food, cheaper, and healthier.

Celebrate, celebrate!

This celebratory fractal is from Fractalworks, a free download for Macs. I made it on Fractalworks, altered the colors on Fractalworks, and then played with it on Photoshop CS4.

Here is a picture of the cod and scallop curry. The light was bad. I neglected to get one of last night's dinner. (If you click on it, you can see a larger image, though why you'd want to I'm not sure.)


Anonymous said...

i am glad...creativity is always good..

food surely looks yummy..

mary i truly appreciate your support! you are a good friend..

April Belle said...

I've taken photos of some vegetarian meals I experimented with and I know how hard it is to get good light! This was well done and I enjoyed that fractal, too!

So glad to hear your cooking went well... love that philosophy of a pinch of this, a pinch of that! LOL. Perfect.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I used to be a vegetarian, but ironically,t hough I'd prefer it, I'm allergic to many vegetarian foods--beans for example.

Thanks for your visit. And nice coments!

BerryBird said...

Good or lucky... it doesn't matter which. Those meals sound fantastic.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It was truly wonderful!