Wednesday 20 May 2009

Home alone

My friend EY from Korea came by to visit this afternoon. She brought back some lettuce and lotus seeds for my garden. Last month, it was alfalfa seeds and wheatgerm. I sowed some alfalfa seeds last weekend which sprouted beautifully, just in time for dinner tonight.

The kids are out, so it's just Rusty and me at home at the moment. For dinner, I carved myself a big portion of roast chicken to share with Rusty who sat in the kitchen taking in the lovely smells (and drooling). Here's a cherry tomato and alfalfa salad dressed in vinaigrette, a dash of truffle vinegar and sesame oil.

Isn't the roast chicken lovely? I chucked in a large handful of rosemary leaves (from the bush in my garden) into the cavity and stuffed some bits under the skin.

Roast chicken is one of the simplest dishes to make. Simply rub the chicken with salt and black pepper. Stuff a whole lemon, some garlic and rosemary leaves into the cavity and pop the chicken into a preheated oven. Leave it in there for 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the size of the chicken and you'll get a tender, succulent chicken that's finger licking good!

Even better if you have it with cider!

Yup, that's what I had for dinner. Yum!


Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

*envy + drool*



EE said...

Alcohol! And drinking along!

The Real Mother Hen said...

The chicken does look delicious. Did you put some butter or olive oil inside the cavity and on the skins?

Petunia Lee said...

I am beginning to develop a curiosity about cider. Where do you buy yours?

Blur Ting said...

Fry - Next time I make when we have picnic or cookout.

Blur Ting said...

EE - Bad I know. That's why I woke up feeling lousy this morning!

Blur Ting said...

MH - I drizzled some olive oil on top before roasting.

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - It's like a sweeter version of beer. I bought it from Shop n Save. This small bottle costs as much as the chicken! $5.95.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...


*major 2x kiss to Rusty by proxy*