Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cute Eggplants

These were the cutest eggplants I have ever seen, I just had to buy them! I found them at the new Wholefoods Market near our neighborhood. Okay, so they are cute and you ask yourself, "but, were they good?" They were delicious! We sauteed them with a little oil, chili peppers from our garden, lemon zest from our neighbors Meyer lemon tree, and basil from our garden. Served with brown rice - not local rice, don't think I can get local rice - but it was organic - all of it was!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Veggie Lasagna

We are back on the local train. While it was great having L.'s mother cook Portuguese food for us for a week we are both happy to be eating Local & Organic again! Made one of our favorite dishes today ... Grilled Veggie Lasagna sitting in a pool of Basil Oil, the recipe is one of Emeril's and it is - YUMMY!

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Last Supper .....

this is how it felt tonight and how sad it was. I always hate long sad good-byes and I wish there was a way to make it all better! Why, let's eat, everything feels better with food! L.'s mother made a few more of his favorites tonight, sweet peas with chorizo, salted cod fish croquettes with peppers and of course wine! I love the salted cod fish croquettes as much as L. does, a definite must learn to make for our home! ps.... was not local but we will be hitting the local trail more faithfully starting tomorrow!

Portuguese Comfort Food

L. loves this dish called "favish" - I am sure I have spelled it wrong - and can not wait until he is back home to have his mother make it for him, I make it but not like Moms! I have to admit, hers is very good - old country style. Reminds me of a dish my great grandmother, grandmother and great aunts use to make, a basque bean dish that they made using red beans. Lucky, for us both we have had it while she is visiting, got to love moms!