Thursday, October 29, 2009

New improved octopus balls, and sausages with lentils!

When you sit down and think about it…

No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.”
John Stuart Mill
English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)

…which is why I took the bold move of altering my “modes of thought” for the production of takoyaki (octopus balls) and my rather yummy sausage with puy lentils dish.

I will leave you to debate whether this will lead to any improvements in “the lot of mankind” (I am too humble and modest to judge such things), but feast your eyes on these bad-boys and tell me they’re not tasty…

Toulouse Sausages with Puy Lentils


Stuck to a more French feel with the sausages this time going with some lovely smoked Toulouse sausages from the butchers and a monstrous glug of red wine, but also chucked in some finely chopped chestnut mushrooms and sweet romano peppers…


Takoyaki (octopus balls)

Last weeks balls were very tasty, but this weeks balls were balls that would be hard to beat!

Nothing much different in the recipe, perhaps the pan was now a bit more used to be using, or it could have been to do with the gas for the camping stove running out and having to make them on the stove rather than in the middle of table, but either way, tell me these are some of the tastiest balls you’ve ever seen…




The Chickenless Chick said...

Mmm, chestnut mushrooms... great idea!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love those sausages i should add lentils to mine

foodlovee said...

very interesting.