Franco-Canadian Lamb

France, Canada and New Zealand all in one by my Brother-in-Law. Gotta love it. Sent by my sister (oi! no big photo mails and thanks for the Easybeats and Elivs CDs) so photoshopped and up up it goes.

Jean’s Monday dinner:

“Grilled lamb cutlets on a bed of baby carrots, grilled zucchini and red capsicum served with home made Stella Bella pink muscat onion jam and fresh tomato salad”

Meanwhile at sibular spiceblog, a different tack with a kind of pho (and I’m using “kind of” as in yes I know it needs…) made from chicken stock from drumsticks, garlic, ginger, red chillis,cinnamon, onion,star anise, fish sauce, fried tofu, chinese greens and bamboo shoots quick wokked in sesame oil.

A lucky thing to be out of fish fingers.


  1. Manas’s avatar

    That lamb looks delicious!

    Is the second picture sesame oil?

  2. Anthony’s avatar

    No no no in brother-in-law/brother rivalry, you’re supposed to take *my* side. He’s the one with the newer bike and fancy guitar (and a functioning digital camera I hould add).

    The bottom picture is a slice of bamboo shoot (sprout) or takenoko ( take is bamboo, no of ko “child”). They pop out of the ground like little cones before soaring upwards as bamboo. Had a forty minute conversation with a Japanese sales rep on the topic while hitch-hiking (grilled with a little salt or soy sauce was his fave). I prefer these ones

  3. Reid’s avatar

    Hi Anthony,

    In one of the valleys here, we have enormous bamboo groves. There are several local Japanese men that go to pick fresh bamboo shoots. I’ve never tried it, but my uncle says they are truly the best.

  4. Anonymous’s avatar

    : ) Those Japanese men would have been in heaven.

  5. Jeanne’s avatar

    Looks like the Eiffel tower gone chateau-collapso to me… but then maybe I just have all things French on my mind this week ;-) Could use it as some sort of culinary Rorschach test?

  6. Anthony’s avatar

    I see what you mean. It’s kind of a playdough seven wonders of the world gone wrong.
    Surely not *all* things French? ; )

  7. Jeanne’s avatar

    Hmmmm. Maybe, maybe not. But the point is, this is a FOOD blog, not a letter or kiss blog… And presumably it’s a family publication! :o)

  8. Anthony’s avatar

    All family values around here, not like these degenerate electronic engineers. (You’ll have to brace yourself purely for research purposes into the wickedness that exists).

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