Friday, May 28, 2004

This has nothing to do with food, but I'm still repeatedly suddenly sad about Thom Gunn passing away.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Tartine: baguettes and butter and strawberry jam.

Watermelon salad: cubes of watermelon with feta, mint from Ernestina's garden, and cilantro.

Quiche: Rosemary pie crust made with minced rosemary from the neighbor's garden, sauteed onions, beet greens and arugula with thyme, salt, and pepper, 2 eggs and 1/2 cup milk and smoked gouda cubes tossed in with it. Brought this to Erin's BBQ party--a bit too much veggie in proportion to the custard, but still good.

Quiche scraps: rosemary pie dough scraps sprinkled with Parmesan and baked till brown and crunchy

Friday, May 21, 2004

ended up being:
Herb salad mix w/Newman's Italian dressing, sunflower seeds, and 1/2 avocado, diced
1 can Black Beluga lentils with tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, curry, cumin, chopped Swiss chard from the garden
Whole wheat couscous
Roasted beet, carrot, onion, and fennel salad with thyme, dressed with blood orange juice and olive oil
Strawberry-rhubarb sauce with blood orange zest and sugar (ate this later with vanilla frozen yogurt)

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Lentil salad (or soup?) with tomatoes, carrots, celery, beet greens or chard, thyme, orzo?

Roasted beet, pine nut, and feta salad, dressed with blood orange juice

Green salad with seared marinated tuna (lemon and garlic) and avocado

Cooked rhubarb and strawberry with Meyer lemon and blood orange zest, with yogurt

Monday, May 17, 2004

After I got back from Italy, I went to the garden--now overflowing with fava beans--and picked a large metal mixing bowl full of them. Shelled them, blanched them, peeled off the tough outer skin of the beans; sauteed them with thyme, Italian parsley, and a red spring onion from the garden.

At Molly's house in LA we had a few meals of the following:
Black bean chili
Raw corn, grated carrot, and sweet onion salad with lime juice and cilantro
Pico de gallo (tomatoes, onions, cilantro)
Plain yogurt
Tortilla chips