Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dark Days Challenge #2

Poached Eggs on Carrot Potato Latkes
So tonight was a mixed-bag. We forgot to buy meat from the market on Saturday and rather than contend with dried beans on a tight schedule, we opted for Brinner - breakfast for dinner.

Jeff made some delicious latkes with potatoes, onions, garlic and carrots that were topped with poached eggs. Delicious, simple and perfect for a cold December night. For dessert, we kept up the cold night's theme and made a delicious yogurt ice cream, sweetened with an uncanny preserve (Vanilla Cherry and Peach Jam). The yogurt is homemade with local milk and eggs and required nothing more than making a custard, letting it cool, adding the jam and yogurt and putting in the ice cream maker until thickened and freezing it for about an hour for it to firm up.

Vanilla Cherry Peach Frozen Yogurt
So for this meal, dinner was just the opening act. While dinner was tasty, we knew that a delicious dessert was really the highlight of tonight's meal. This was hands down the most delicious frozen yogurt I've ever had. It was more tangy than sweet, so that little hint of vanilla cherry goodness teased through the yogurt tang and made it so incredibly tasty. When I made the preserve, I kept the cherries halved and the peaches chunked and added two vanilla pods, so it's bursting with vanilla flavour. Stretched out in an ice cream, this preserve still shone through and I could not stop eating it. A dark day challenge success, I'd say.

6 comments:

  1. I love brinner! But, the yogurt ice cream with your homemade preserves definitely stole the show. We just found out about this challenge and were sad that we missed signing up...however, we are going to get our feet wet and give it a whirl at least a few times a month.

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  2. Mmm. Poached eggs and latkes! That sounds delicious. And the frozen yogurt? Hello! Yum. Yum. Yum.

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  3. The latkes sound fabulous and we've got all the ingredients, including the eggs, from here on the farm. We're definitely going to give them a go!

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  4. They were easy and reheated really well in the oven, I think you'll like them. Great meal ideas on your blog!

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  5. I'm shamelessly stealing your idea for local dinner ;) I was totally stumped with what to do this week. The major vendors at the farmer's market were not there this week so my ability to cook locally was drastically reduced.

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  6. That's awesome! I'm so glad someone's trying something we made. I feel your pain about being stumped. We've now gotten wiser and buy meat a couple weeks in advance and have a cold storage filled with root vegetables. Our CSA basket is finished, so we're in a bit of a scramble how we're going to make it another 66 days with grocery store local stuff.

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