Gastroporn Menu – March.2013

We’re skipping a couple of the winter months and heading straight into Spring! March also happens to be the month where my birthday is located. Happy Silver Jubilee to Me! There are several uses for Blood Oranges in this menu due to the fact that I have recently found a good place to procure them. Perhaps there’s even some illusion to the religious holiday that lands within the vicinity of my Aging Day and the fact that it will signify the end of Lent. I’ve given up buying recreational books and it’s been somewhat trying. Good thing I’ve got a personal library to keep me going!

Gastroporn Menu – March.2013

 “Oo Shiny!”

Artichoke and pea soup with fried curd

Artichoke and Pea Soup with Fried Curd

Baguette with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic

Baguette with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic

 Lamb Chops With Blood Orange Sauce, Roasted Okra With Chili Oil

Lamb Chops With Blood Orange Sauce, Roasted Okra With Chili Oil (Follow the link to the original blog with some very good photos that go with this meal)

Luscious Blood Orange Bars with a Brown Butter Crust

Luscious Blood Orange Bars with a Brown Butter Crust

Bloody Mimosa

Bloody Mimosa

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GastroPorn Menu – July.2012

‘Tis the season for fresh fruits and berries! In honor of the upcoming (and in some areas upon us) season of fresh yummies I hereby dub this menu “Berry Brunch”.

Crème brûlée french toasts (with “How To” Photos)

Blueberry-Lime Parfaits (I would use a fat free Greek Yogurt instead)

Wild Berry Mimosa (There are some other good ideas on the site where I found this)

Eat Green, Drink Pink

I recently did one of my fairly regularly scheduled  look-through’s of Food & Wine.com when I noticed that i gravitate towards green plated foods and pink hued drinks. I’m assuming that I’ve always done this subconsciously but now I have Pinterest to point it out by putting all the photos together in one place for me.

It might have something to do with the fact that I was looking under seasonal dishes and that my summer veggie preferences tend to fall green on the color spectrum (Except tomatoes but I didn’t see any particularly exciting looking tomato recipes this time). Here are some of the web-harvested highlights in the green department:

Herbed Fazzoletti with Asparagus and Burrata

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Grilled Broccoli with Chipotle-Lime Butter and Queso Fresco

When I was in college I remember a particularly drizzly day while a friend and I were walking across the parking lot talking about the taste of colors. I tried explaining this concept to someone they said I was just doing what I always do, which is apparently making things up. But consider this: what ingredients or flavors would make a drink “pink”? Strawberries; Raspberries; Pink Grapefruit; and in the case of this absolutely fantastic piece of GastroPorn, Hibiscus syrup.

Hibiscus Mimosa

If these images (and their corresponding recipes, which can be reached by clicking said images) aren’t proof enough that eating green can be healthy and fun. And, if Dr. Suess didn’t make Pink Ink sound good enough, I hope that last picture did.