Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Wrapup

Our weekend was filled with quiet delights - fires that crackled companionably, puttering around the house, a long walk in the dusky afternoon. Fireside companions on Friday night were our eldest daughter and her husband. We played a game of Trivial Pursuit - won by the ladies, but just barely.

Chocolate fondue in front of the fireplace - mmm good. Just good chocolate melted with a bit of butter and cream. Apples and bananas are the vehicle for getting the chocolate to the mouth. I could eat the chocolate by the spoonful!

And today we shared dinner with our youngest daughter and her boyfriend. Roast chicken, lemon spinach couscous, steamed broccoli and these wonderful Thyme Creamed Tomatoes, from Laura Calder's cookbook, French Taste. They were scrumptious - like candy, Ashley said. These are almost the last tomatoes from our garden. I have a small bowlful left and then, no more until next summer. But I think this recipe would improve even supermarket tomatoes.

I've posted the recipe on my recipe blog. I found French Taste in the library, and it's chockful of good recipes - I want to try them all!
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  1. Yum to those gorgeous tomatoes. Making a note of French Taste to see if my library has one. What a lovely weekend...I know the chocolate fondue had to be a hit.


  2. Laura Calder is from our neighbourhood!

  3. My soul, and my mouth are watering. Yum yum.

    Had to chuckle about apples and bananas being a vehicle to get the chocolate to your mouth -- truly!

    Those thyme creamed tomatoes --- mouth wateringly mouth watering! (to quote Annie from the movie A Year in Province)

  4. Good fun...good company...and winning at Trivial Pursuit...sounds almost perfect!

    Those tomatoes look amazing.

  5. There'll be a run on tomatoes and thyme in the stores, after this post!
    What a lovely way to spend an evening - makes me think about getting the Trivial Pursuit out for a whirl.
    Are you tired of the rain yet?

  6. I am starving right now. Your meal looks amazing.


  7. There is nothing fun'er the fondue xoxoxo Clarice


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