Monday, April 23, 2007

Epicurian 1

We went to the Dupont Circle Farmers' Market on Sunday. Didn't get a whole lot but wanted to consume what we'd purchased as soon as possible. Also, I'd bought rhubarb on Friday, and wanted to use that. Since I'm cooking my way through Lydia's Family Table, I turned to that for a recipe. Didn't have quite enough rhubarb, so supplemented it with strawberries.

Tonight's Menu:

Baby leeks (from the farmers' market) baked in olive oil with lime juice
Diced beets marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Collard greens (from the farmers' market) braised in bacon fat
Left over barley risotto
Chicken Paprika (with left over Greek-style yogurt in place of sour cream)

Upside down Italian rhubarb and strawberry cake.

Dinner washed down with Yellowtail Chardonnay.

Standout: the leeks.

Summertime weather today in DC. Manny the puppy kept balking over continuing his walk (he loves to lie in the cool grass) . Substitute teacher in the lunchtime spinning class--we opened up with Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars." Listened to the whole album this p.m. Like this version of the British invasion.

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