Monday, July 20, 2009

Los Angeles Bound.

I may have mentioned in some recent posts that I am moving back to California in a few weeks (two to be exact), and I wanted to let you know that it is fast approaching and I won't be able to devote any time to sharing my foodie adventures until I get back to California. More than likely, I will be changing the name of my blog and revamping a few things, but until then, peace and good eats! My brother, Benjamin, is driving across country with me and we will be making some culinary stops along the way, so I'm sure my west coast blogs will cover some of the gems we eat at along the drive! Thanks for continuing to check in here! And I will see you all on the WEST side! Cheers!

Monday, July 6, 2009

For the love of a meatball....

In the midst of packing up my life, I've had to rely on creative juices and my recipe box, which I have yet to pack, for sustenance. Practically all of my books, including my cookbook collection, are stowed away in neat little boxes until they breath again in Los Angeles. Anyhoo, I pulled out a Martha Stewart recipe for Swedish meatballs, and last night, finally made these delightful balls of meat (ground sirloin and ground pork, by the way). Classic meatballs, these were flavored with my trusty friends, nutmeg and allspice, and topped with a lovely gravy made from beef stock, red wine and flour. Simple and delicious, I served them on top of some pasta and caramelized the crap out of an onion and some mushrooms. These meatballs were so delicious, I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch. Chock full of protein and flavor, these balls are a thing of beauty.