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Friday, November 18, 2011

FFwD: Braised cardamom curry lamb

  


Another Friday and it has been two Fridays ago, that I've blogged on French Fridays with Dorie. It has been two busy weeks. I had my birthday and because I like to cook, I made everything myself (sorry no pictures and no recipes... yet). I haven't blogged that because I wouldn't make it on time on my birthday party. But I did have quite a few good recipes, I discovered. A red velvet cupcake, one from DC cupcakes with strawberry and champagne and one with a chocolate ganache. Great taste all three of them and I will make them again and blog it, I promiss.
I also made an Indian buffet with the curry we made for the Daring Kitchen and butterchicken, three salads and rice. And it was all gone.

The last two weeks were also busy weeks in my garden and I suspect there will be another two weeks of work. We (and by we I mean my dad and me (and for a great deal my dad)), are making and painting the two large containers for the fruit bushes. A lot of them, but not all, have to be planted in october - november. And they are probably going to arrive tomorrow. A littlebit (say 3 days) to soon, but they have a container around their roots, so lets hope for the best.

But I also had my cooking memberships from the daring kitchen and french fridays with Dorie. I'm already to late with the daring kitchen, so I'll blog that saturday (I hope).
But I'm on time with my FFwD blog and it was so in style with my birthday party. We ate braised cardamom curry lamb.
I went to the grocerystore around here and I've been looking for the curry mentioned in the recipe. There wasn't any curry. So I thought lets make it from scratch. And that's what I did. But my curry was very, very, very hot. So it took over a lot of the taste of the Dorie recipe. I like hot, so I didn't care that much, but my husband found it to be to much.
Through the hot flavour the taste was really sweet and the lamb was tender. The potatoes did taste really nice.
It should have been a great recipe without the hot spice, I'm sure.

We aren't supposed to write the recipe on this blog, but you can find it at the link followed:
http://scrumptiousseattle.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/around-my-french-table/

See you on saturday.




16 comments:

Cher said...

Happy belated birthday!
Those cupcakes sound pretty tasty...
Glad you enjoyed the stew.

Ei said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you liked the stew, even if your husband couldn't take the heat. I'm pretty wussy when it comes to spice, myself, so I'd probably be sucking on a piece of bread in the corner after trying yours. haha

Trix said...

Happy birthday! Good for you for making your own spice - maybe some coconut milk would tame the heat? I like hot food too : )

dulceshome.com said...

What a wonderful birthday party! I agree with Cher, those cupcakes sound terrific. Good for you in making your own curry powder - but yep, can get a bit hot!! I'm sure the red velvet took care of it!

So impressed with all of your activities! Whew, and cooking too!

oneexpatslife said...

That sounds like a delicious birthday celebration, happy birthday! And best of luck with your garden, sounds like quite a project.

DessertByCandy said...

It's too bad the dish was too hot to be fully enjoyed. Next time! Hope to see more from you at FFWD!

Cakelaw said...

Happy belated birthday! The strawberry and champagne cupcakes sound devine. Your curry also looks excellent.

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday! I love birthdays! Sounds like you had a cupcake extravaganza. Your lamb stew looks great and sounds like it was the star of your Indian buffet. I love butter chicken.

Elin said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you enjoyed the lamb stew.Have a great weekend.

Foodiva said...

Happy belated birthday! I love that you made your own curry for this recipe and this has inspired me to do the same the next time I make this. Less spicy curry paste, of course :).

Kathy said...

Hope you had a great birthday! Your dish looks delicious...I had to skip this one. I will try this in the future because lamb is a favorite!

Elaine said...

Your photos are so bright and cheerful. I love your tablecloth and napkin! What a busy few weeks you have had. Your cupcakes sound delightful and I hope you do blog about them as well as your buffet. I love butter chicken. I am so impressed that you made your own curry when you couldn't find it at the store! I am glad that you could taste the sweet through the heat of the curry because that is what we enjoyed the most is the balance of the two. your braised lamb looks wonderful!

acookingmizer said...

Happy Birthday!! Mine is this next week!! Your curry looks great, my husband would probably like your super spicy curry! :)

Steph said...

Great pics! Hope life slows down a bit for you.

onewetfoot.com said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday, even with all your busyness. It's too bad that the curry turned out to be too hot, but making it yourself is so rewarding.

Frankly Entertaining said...

Beautiful picture! Good luck with your garden. You're lucky to have a dad that's so helpful!