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Friday, April 27, 2007

Supper...



Last night I was a little bit peckish when I got home from work. So I sat lotus-fashion in front of the fridge for five minutes contemplating what to have.
The fridge contained among other things:
Steaks, Pâté, Avocados, Smoked Salmon, Peppers, Eggs, Pasta, Tapenade, Cheeses, etc …
As I do not like to start cooking at 10.30pm (that is unless I have had some wine and been struck by a sudden urge to create a culinary masterpiece.) I decided to have half an avocado with a couple of slices of smoked salmon.

The plate looked empty so I chose to titivate it a little to make it more substantial and appealing. I rummaged around the garden in the dark for some chives. I grabbed a clump of grass in the process.
I sliced the avocado up to one centimetre from the end and fanned it on the plate. Then I artistically placed a few slivers of red pepper and the cleaned chives to add a bit of colour and finished the dish with a drizzle of olive oil. I usually would have squeezed some lemon juice but there were no lemons, so I later used some red wine vinegar.

I toasted a multigrain bagel and settled down with a large glass of orange juice to watch Question Time.










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Blogger Akelamalu said...

You see I can tell you're a chef. Me - I would just have stuck my head in the fridge and scoffed the lot!!

27/4/07 11:15 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

he doodles, writes poems and cooks too.....*sigh*

27/4/07 11:54 AM  
Blogger dip-dop-crabtree said...

C’est beau la photographie ! Et artistique, et après le jus d’orange ?

Planter ta fourchette a tu osé!! Détruire le chef-d'œuvre du maestro, même éphémère, n’est pas facile !

Bon weekend Chef …

27/4/07 12:44 PM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

How artistic!

I would not have been able to wait and would have probably ate the advocado whilst slicing it.

Advocado, what a fantastic food it is.

27/4/07 12:52 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Thats exactly what I would have done!!! I also like avocados with prawns (I just like good food), it looks yummy hope you enjoyed it.

27/4/07 1:40 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Very artistic and so very not beans on toast but.........

I see no wine in the picture, you naughty boy ;-)

27/4/07 3:05 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Scoffed the lot!!
Well, I did that just after I took a photo...

Yes, Bella but I am not very good at washing up!

Tout est éphémère, Monsieur Dip-Dop.
Il faut savourer l'instant!
Rappelez-vous d'Ode à Cassandre...

Dizzy, one can get too much avocado and then it becomes sickly. Half is more than enough for me.

Queenie, that is another nice combination and I usually have prawns in the fridge... But not last night. I still enjoyed it with smoked salmon.

Goth, I have been in the UK for 31 years and I have not had beans on toast! That would be like severing all ties with Algeria...I am not sure I'm ready yet.
No wine last night. I try to leave that for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And Bank Holidays, weddings and funerals. Or when I am happy or sad.

27/4/07 5:34 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Love the colours, looks like a painting. Yum!

27/4/07 6:11 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

YOU are an artist. In more ways than one (I count three so far).

Reading this made me long for one of those pate sandwiches I used to eat for lunch just off London's Bond Street YEARS ago. I'd totally forgotten about that.

27/4/07 8:33 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I know Christine, it tasted of paint!

Coming from an artist, it is a great compliment Andrea.
I bet you loved your time in London. I am going there next week for a couple of days.

27/4/07 9:28 PM  
Blogger mutleythedog said...

I think you made this up - I just had a tin of Chappie.

27/4/07 10:29 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Let's see...mosaics, poetry, painting, food as art...and I have a feeling there's more...

28/4/07 12:57 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hahaha, Mutley! Yes, what flavour Chappie?

Gigi, still searching for the one that'll make my heart sing...

28/4/07 9:02 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

yum.

i covet your fridge. Ours stinks, I'm going to HAVE to clean it out today....

28/4/07 9:06 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Might be some Camembert you have in there, Lettie. ;o)

I often sit "Lotus-fashion" (honestly) in front of a virtually empty fridge and then come up with a meal. Could be anything at all but it will always fill a stomach.

28/4/07 9:12 AM  
Blogger anna said...

mmmm... that looks delicious. Now you're making me hungry. A man who can stimulate appetite is definitely a keeper.

28/4/07 2:33 PM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

This is food right down my aisle!
Infact, I have all those ingredients in my fridge right now. Mmmmhhhh ...
I like to roast all sorts of vegetables, two three different ones, of each a baking sheet full.
So I have always some good basics for a meal. Today I roasted eggplant, artichoke hearts, and zucchini. I have had some fresh asparagus (there's an area where they grow superb one right at the gate of the city) and Treviso radiccho during the week. Heavenly. Add a chunk of very old cheddar or Parmiggiano Reggiano with a glass of good red wine (I am in Austrian now, Zweigelt Reserve my favorite, or Australian Shiraz).
Thank goodness, I am not hungry right now. :-)

28/4/07 6:11 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

So is a woman, Anna...

Merisi, you are definitely a gourmet!
I love asparagus. I serve it sometimes with an orange butter sauce.

28/4/07 7:04 PM  
Blogger mutleythedog said...

Well it does look good - but I would still prefer a fry up

28/4/07 10:18 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Nowt wrong with a fry-up if someone else is doing it!

28/4/07 10:38 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

absolutely perfect!

When its for yourself isn't the time to cut corners.

I love meals like this - completely simple, and simply complex.

yummm!

30/4/07 4:08 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

another beautiful meal!!! lost in curls and swirls of food and art, sounds divine!!!

30/4/07 6:35 AM  

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