This week's guest host is the fantastic Erin - The Skinny Gourmet (I'm even jealous of the name of her blog). Don't forget to send your fabulous entries to her directly skinnygourmet (at) gmail (dot) com (and cc me too while you're at it ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com). I've already checked out some of the dishes and they're all wonderful, but there was one in particular that inspired my entry. That plus a trip to an amazing shop called Gourmet Cash & Carry, which started out as a wholesaler to Middle Eastern & Indian restaurants and food purveyors. I'll be posting all about it - with photos, later in the week. It's an awesome find here in Halifax.
So here's how my dish came to be....
- Pam of Sidewalk Shoes made a delightful savory couscous dish. I always love those.
- At Gourmet Cash & Carry, the manager and I had a discussion about rosewater...did you know that besides flavoring in Baklava and other desserts, it's a remedy for stomach ailments?
- It's freezing in my place and I was dreaming about a snack of rice pudding.
- I was catching up on some of the CC's I get for the weekly Presto Pasta Night entries, and lo and behold...Pam showed up!
What sparks your inspirations?