Foodie BlogRoll and K's Quick CousCous
Before K and I headed off to see the new Wes Andersen film, which, if you like The Royal Tenebaums and/or Bottle Rocket, you will adore this most recent addition, he cooked up a great little couscous dish that I wanted to share for the sake of its interesting use of Fennel.
K's Quick CousCous
-1/4 medium sized fennel (anise) diced
-1/4 cup of raisins
-1 large tomato (diced)
-1/2 cup of couscous
How To: This dish came together really quickly, and its end result was amazingly satisfying. He diced the anise, tomato, mint and rocket and added the lot to a big blue bowl (feel free to use any colour bowl you wish). The couscous and raisins were left to plump up in a small bowl, which he added some boiling water to, allowing the water to be absorbed over 7 minutes. When the pasta and dried fruit were ready, he added them, the oil and spices to the diced ingredients and gave it a good stir. Really impressive flavours, and a nice crunch was found in the fennel. Great job K.
In other news, I want to celebrate the Foodie Blogroll that I have recently become a member of. (Wo) manned by Jenn, The Left Over Queen, this electronic network has the intent of bringing foodie folks, both readers and writers, together. I suppose that with this recent rash of 'tagging' that has been floating around the vegan blogs I read, I have been thinking about what can be seen as superficial relationships/connections made in the blogging world. My conculsion is that blogging can be as superficial or as 'real' as you make it. I am enjoying getting to know people like Jennifer, Lori and Lindsay by way of reading their tags, blogs, and even the recipes they share. I see the Foodie BlogRoll as an extension of this - I want to use it as an opportunity to build authentic moments of interacton and impact. Food, like poetry, art, music, and education, can make connections - if you want it to. My compliments to Jenn for thinking up and keeping up a networking and social environment in the electronic world that otherwise can limit and restrict our human reality.
Happy Cooking and Blogging!