The lamp that usually lights our dining area, which happens to double as our food prep counter, my desk, the arts and crafts table, costuming central, etc., has been at the repair shop for a month. It is so dark in our place. We eat by candlelight out of necessity lately. Thus these super dark shots of our dinner last night.
Which was lamb tagine. Made in the crock pot, finished off at the end with prunes, olives, ground almonds and our own homemade preserved lemons, and garnished with cilantro and more preserved lemons. Oliver got into the prunes while I was getting it all together last night. It sure shows today.
It was delicious. David had trekked to Berkeley on an errand yesterday and swung by the wonderful Berkeley Bowl for some great produce and bread and cheese, which were the carrot we dangled in front of the kids so they would eat their tagine. Stella went for it. Oliver sat in his high chair for over an hour, because although he was only required to eat ONE TINY CHICK PEA in order to get bread and cheese (and dessert), he still hasn't grasped the concept of bargaining.