For dinner one night, I had a hankering for Ineng's bbq. I went to Market!Market for a supermarket shopping trip, ostensibly to buy cat litter and trash bags, but also got some prepared salads and a few other items, ok a whole cart load! But I digress. I picked up a couple of the bbq sticks and suffered through the hour long ride home. I'd have devoured them right there in the car, the smell was intoxicating! Even now, as I write this, my salivary glands are going into overdrive just thinking of that combination of salty sweetness it gives off fresh from the grill.
I made it home, bbq intact. I pulled out two fronds of fresh rosemary from my Lipa loot, and chopped some fresh parsley to top the rice. I removed the grilled pork from its skewer, and poured some apple cider vinegar, chopped rosemary, and garlic together. Plopped it into the turbo broiler for 12 minutes and served it with parsley infused rice and steamed vegetables. Delicious.
On another recent evening, a couple of leftover sourcream donuts had a facelift with a scoop of Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream and a light drizzle of mangosteen preserves. The tastes and textures were perfect, the toasted, crumbly cake with the cold, sweetness of the ice cream, topped with a slightly tart highlight. Guests enjoyed the dessert, I enjoyed pulling it together from what I had in store.