A fast lunch to keep us from getting derailed from our respective Saturday todo lists: polenta (luxuriously cooked with milk because we had some around) topped with a fried egg and with half an avocado on the side.
May 18, 2013, 2:16pm
A meal to use up a bunch of farmers’ market produce that started ambitiously and ended up kind of goofy: rice paper rolls with mature spinach leaves (so much better-tasting than flavorless baby spinach!), sauteed asparagus, and poached shrimp with a dipping sauce of peanut butter thinned with lime juice and hot water, and a salad inspired by Roots with thinly-sliced radishes, radish greens, spinach stems, and boiled baby potatoes tossed with sour cream and more lime juice.
May 17, 2013, 10:15pm
A kind of spring vegetable paella — I sauteed ramp whites and leeks in the shallot oil from the other night, added the ramp greens, gnarly baby carrots, quartered radishes, arborio rice, and water, and topped it all with asparagus, radish tops, and a sprinkle of saffron before letting it simmer away. (Everything but the leeks I bought at the greenmarket with M this weekend. Also the vegetables were a litttttle overcooked — next time I would add them all in only when the rice was halfway done.) We served it with the rest of the crispy shallots and a little bit of Campari over ice, and suddenly it was hard to remember that it had ever been cold outside.
May 13, 2013, 9:54pm
Some nice black sludge for dinner: sauteed broccoli with olive oil, anchovies, onion powder, and cayenne mixed into black rice halfway through cooking and served with hot sauce and kombucha.
I’m here to tell you that these potstickers are not the greatest potstickers of all time.
Got home from my first day of work to make a quick curry thing over basmati rice with the panang curry paste left from testing this lasagna for TMN, plus ginger, garlic, fish sauce, sweet potatoes, and some asparagus thrown in just at the end to keep it a little crunchy.
May 6, 2013, 8:22pm