Thursday, July 10, 2008

two dinners -- with pictures!!

Okay, because I'm in the early stages of trying to figure out what I'm doing with regard to pictures, the chronological order of these pictures is off, but I did manage to get the pictures (a) downloaded off the camera onto the computer (a process which took the better part of forever) and (b) uploaded here.

Woo hoo!

The top one, I made last night, and served over pasta. It has spring leeks, a handful of fava beans, red chard, and pattypan squash, as well as a generous sprinkling of basil and Romano cheese. I sauteed/braised the leeks for 10-15 minutes, then tossed in the fava beans which I'd shelled (with considerable help from Annie), blanched, and peeled again (fava beans, worth the trouble, or not? the jury's out); I sauteed the squash over relatively high heat and let it get really brown and caramelized; the chard I sauteed after the leeks and favas were done and transferred to another bowl.
The bottom one is salad greens with the herb-vinaigrette-marinated beans, radishes and feta on top, as well as toasts made from the bread I baked over the weekend -- the bread I have yet to write about, but I haven't forgotten.

1 comment:

Phantom Scribbler said...

Oh, my. I am *so* inviting myself over for dinner one of these nights. The kids can stay home!

(Though even my kids would eat homemade hummos and pita chips. God, woman, you rock!)