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How not to end up with an empty stomach... [Sep. 21st, 2008|02:41 pm]
There are many ways in this world to end up realizing that you're completely stuffed.

But if you view the entire situation as a process, there are worse ways of handling it than this:

First, visit Trader Joe's, to pick up more heirloom tomatoes, and discover that they have corn torillas that are made of corn, water, and lime. Pick up some of those, along with bags of greens. If you want to tick off the kind of Republican who hold people's vegetable choices against them, make sure you include some arugula in the mix :-).

Then, hit Carpinito's. You might end up with fresh corn, lots of beets for roasting, sweet onions, cucumber, and sweet red peppers. Then, realize that there's a head of romaine butter lettuce staring you in the face, and pick it up, even though you're already loaded down with greens. And heck, grab some parsley and carrot while you're there.

Make a huge salad once you're back home, and then, on a lark (or on any other songbird you like), decide to try toasting a tortilla on a frying pan, and then top it with cheese, and let the cheese melt.

Romaine butter lettuce, arugula, mini heirloom tomatoes, radishes, onion, and sweet red pepper makes a heck of a salad. Topped with just a bit of bleu cheese dressing makes it even nicer. And then, on a lark (well, I'm not too good on identifying songbirds, but I think it was a lark), I decided to toast one of the tortillas on a frying pan, and topped it with cheddar cheese, then left it on the pan while the cheese melted.

Good lord, but I hope I didn't ruin my appetite for dinner. Carpinito's had chanterelle mushrooms and I'm thinking I might fry them up in olive oil with a touch of garlic and a bit of onion to make a pizza topping. (Or maybe just a pizza side dish... who knows?)

From: kightp
2008-09-22 06:39 pm (UTC)

I like to think I may have played some tiny part in nudging you over into the "fresh food, grown locally" corner. I'm tickled, among other things, to see that you put chanterelles on your list - guess you didn't mind the ones I fried up when I was up there, eh?

If I'm going to be corrupting people, this is a fine way to do it. (-:
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