I’m not a domestic person. A homebody, yes, domestic, not really. I don’t know if Jonathan considered himself domestic before we met or not. I do know that he certainly is now…and so am I. We have discovered that we can cook amazing meals at home for rather cheap, due to the abundant fresh veg choices at Manhattan Fruit Exchange and our Fruit CSA. Add in cheap, good meats from Fairway and we are set!
This weekend was a baking and cooking extravaganza. Let us start with the bread Jonathan made:
I decided to make more plum jam, and also made a quince/pear/cinnamon with tart cherry juice jam:
plums and cinnamon
The quince jam is actually very light and will probably live its life as a compliment to pork rather than as a jam. The plum jam is rockin’.
Our crowning achievement was a lamb loin chop with poached quince in a pan balsamic sauce. To that I also added tart cherry stomp, courtesy of our fruit CSA. Actually, ALL of our fruit is courtesy of our fruit CSA, Red Jacket Orchards.
But I won’t show you pictures (and the recipe) of that until tomorrow…gotta keep you coming back somehow!