Here are the tomatoes roasted and ready for the food processor. Jamie uses a food processor and blender a lot in these recipes to speed things up. He chops, grates, slices, and processes all in the food processor to save time. I am finding that it really works. One of the reasons my recipes aren't going as fast as his is that I am borrowing a food processor right now, and it only has one attachment. It only has the main blade. So I can't grate or slice.
This isn't the best presentation but I didn't feel like dirtying too many dishes. The more beautiful my spread the more clean up at night. So, most of the time I try to make it simple and pretty and not go too far out into large serving dishes-unless of course we have company :)
Here is the guac. It should have been served with chunks of fennel bulb as well but I couldn't get it at my local grocery and didn't have time to go to the larger market where they have it. I also added some garlic and cumin to it since I am somewhat of a guacamole connoisseur and his was just a little plain. (I probably lost a few minutes here on my time)
two baguette's left. They sell out of everything by 3pm each day. Jamie made homemade croutons for his soup but since I have been looking for a good excuse to spend money at the Patisserie I went for the bread. I LOVE the sound and smell of good bread and THIS was good bread. The way it crinkles when you break off a piece is so delightful I couldn't help but squeeze it several times before we got home. And since everyone but me was enjoying a dainty delectable from the patisserie already, I snitched a few bites as well. This particular patisserie in town is owned by a French Family with thick accents. And since you know already from the fish market story I have a bit of a problem with accents. You know how your parent always told you you were ruining your ears with all the loud music? Well I found out it is true. Way too many concerts as a teenager has made it difficult for me to hear detail as odd as that might sound. If you have an accent I might have a little (or a lot) of trouble understanding you. If you mumble I will have a bit of trouble understanding you. If you have an accent AND you mumble-I don't have a prayer. Might as well get me an interpreter.