Cobblestone Cooking Music XXVIII – Summer Soul and Sides

2016-08-21 18.00.45

Spotify (yep, the fourth “S” – the alliterate me is happy!) this Sunday (!) offered a playlist full of soul – and basically, it’s been my go-to all day. From breakfast preparation and through to dinner.

  • Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing
  • Anita Baker, Sweet Love

The dinner today will be barbecued loin of veal – done with a mortar-mix of salt, garlic and thyme on top. Should be yummy. Just came off the bbq and is now resting 🙂

  • The Islay Brothers, Between The Sheets*
  • George Duke, Say You Will

* I swear, I did not intend a <ahem> theme to the music… 😉

The two sides are certainly from my list of favourites in the summer. First side: classical Danish cold potato salad.

Boil potatoes in good time (tip: plan them as leftovers) and let them get cold.

  • Commodores, Nightshift
  • George Benson, Give Me The Night

Make a dressing of a good mayonnaise (yeah, you can do your own – but I’m too lazy and default to Hellman’s) and creme fraiche or yoghurt approx. half and half with a bit of Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Mix in the potatoes, cut in mouth-size pieces and add similar sized chunks of cucumber and tomatoes. Sprinkle with chives. Keep cold until serving time.

  • Isley, Jasper, Isley, Caravan Of Love
  • Teddy Pendergrass, Love T.K.O.

Second: tomato/watermelon. Fresh with a bit of a bite.

Cut a reasonable amount of watermelon in, again, bite size chunks. Seedless is a bit easier… Similarly, cut about the same volume of tomatoes in bites. Add rather finely chopped red onion and really thinly sliced (or half slices, if it’s a big one) garlic. Toss with a vinaigrette – today, I used olive oil & condimento bianco (grape must & white vinegar) but a balsamico also works well.

  • 2016-08-21 18.22.16Randy Crawford, One Day I’ll Fly Away
  • Earth, Wind & Fire, After The Love Has Gone

By the way – that veal? Mrrrumph! (that is a satisfied sound!) Very tender, very tasty, went very well with the sides – and to top it all off, we could sit and have our summer dinner on the back garden terrace.

Hey – sometimes life is just good to you and then you’d better enjoy it.

  • Dennis Edwards, Don’t Look Any Further

Happy cooking!

Photos by me.
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2 Responses to Cobblestone Cooking Music XXVIII – Summer Soul and Sides

  1. Kitty says:

    I’m officially hungry.. haha Nice post!!!

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