December 7, 2008

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Yet more from the simple-yet-delicious cooking policy:

dinner - chicken with tomatoes and olives

A dark chicken meat recipe adapted from my favorite cookbook, How to Cook Everything. I'm pretty sure that the title doesn't mean "here is a recipe for every kind of food on earth," which would be silly, but instead quite accurately refers to the fact that book has at least one recipe for any ingredient that you could have on hand. In any case, this is chicken stewed with tomatoes, olives, onions, thyme, garlic, and some salt and pepper. Fun to make, more fun to eat.

dessert - baked apples with honey

And this is a dessert experiment that worked out quite well - apples baked with honey instead of sugar. Again, really simple. First, core the apples without actually making a hole all the way through them (I think a mellon baller or similar implement would be best, but I just poked carefully with a knife). You will left basically with apple shot glasses. Fill each "shot" three quarters of the way with honey and pop into a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or so. Serve cool.

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