Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pamplemousse

I spent my early years growing up in Quebec, and as such, most of my vocabulary was learned in French first, or very soon after. I still remember mornings when my dad would offer me "pamplemousse" for breakfast, because I had started speaking only French at home to try and blend in at school better.

For a quick breakfast on Monday, I tried Candle Cafe's grilled grapefruit. Sounds different, huh? Well, I'm glad I tried it. I don't really like pamplemousse anymore, but I really loved how the broiler warmed up the fruit and caramelized the sugar and ginger. Yum!
Lunch just keeps getting better and better! This week is Pups in a Blanket (or pigs in a blanket, if you prefer), with cooked veggies (broccoli today), a kiwi, and 2 oreos. The pups are so good, I think the taste of soy dogs has grown on me. And the dough is 1/2 whole wheat, 1/2 white flour (the recipe called for all white), plus there's wheat germ in it. So its good and good for you; yes, I went there. They even go so far as to remind me slightly of pogos. These would be great for kids lunches too!

8 comments:

bazu said...

Your lunch looks really good- and I love pamplemousse!

Carrie™ said...

I also love grapefruit. Just plain. But you've got me wondering now what it would taste like grilled with sugar and ginger! Great lunch too btw.

Judy said...

I hate the taste of grapefruit, but I love the smell. And I just love saying pamplemousse.

Michelle said...

pamplemousse is such a fun word :) i love it plain, i've never had it grilled, what a different idea!

Dreena said...

Melissa, growing up I remember having grapefruit warmed like that with sugar on top as well (but without ginger). I don't care for grapefruit at all - and even as a kid I didn't like it much - but prepared that way, I used to like it as a kid! My mom used to eat it ALL the time - I think it was always linked to dieting back then (well, probably still it). Anyhow, you just brought back a memory for me!! :)

Kati said...

My mom used to make pigs in a blanket all the time, and I loved it. They were not soy pups, naturally, so I'm glad to see how easy it is to veganize them - especially with homemade dough and not that awful Pillsbury stuff.

Pamplemousse is such a fun word! And what an interesting way to prepare it.

Melissa said...

Dreena. That's what pamplemousse was to me too, a memory :) And I recall eating it almost every morning as a child so I wonder why I don't like it that much anymore...

Megan the Vegan said...

ha ha....i remember pogos!