Can't believe the gorgeous produce at Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket - across the street from my house on the Grand Concourse! Fresh, local, sustainable - I'm cooking!
Today's market haul: red cabbage, lettuce and radishes. Tilapia w/ spicy compound butter (real lemon because we have it - YL if we didn't) + Salad w/YL Tarragon, olive oil, espelette vinegar and Segal honey = John's breakfast. Ten carefully composed photos snapped in the kitchen ditched because Ruari just happens to be in this one - and if you look closely you'll see she's eating her colors. ...#WeEatTheRainbow #WePutOilOnItFirst #Food180!
Local baby heirloom tomatoes from the farmer's market + fresh bocconcini from Arthur Avenue + vinaigrette made with Young Living Basil, fruity olive oil and fresh lemon = Insalata Caprese. We ate this for breakfast before hopping on a train - if we'd had time we could have polished off another easily. Moreish. We've started dinners with caprese only to decide it's really all we want. Garlic bread. Wine. Done. #supportfarmers #buylocal #cheesemadebynonna
Today I have for you a lowly iceberg wedge - pimped out! All the ingredients you'd expect in a homemade blue cheese dressing - Maytag, buttermilk, sour cream, chives and acid of choice. BUT - I forgot how potent essential oils are, so the liberal sprinkling of YL Black Pepper was almost too much. Should be a side dish - but with tomatoes and bacon you really can't handle much else. At least, WE couldn't - and we're pros... #atehalfaheadeach #wewerelivinglarger #YouLivingLarger
From Janet and Aaron's Brooklyn garden - plump tomatoes, fragrant thyme and buttery soft sage. It's inspiring - I'm ditching the scheduled roll-out of dishes to come up with something that honors this bowl of home-grown goodness! Baby Oliver is delicious - I asked Janet how she managed to keep from kissing his head every single minute and she laughed and said, "I can't!" "I'm a father, Dorcas," Aaron said to me as he carried Oliver through the living room for a diaper change. "I have a…
As promised - pancakes. Made these for the photo series "Processed Foods We Will No Longer Be Eating." And then I ate them. In other news -John says the Mets are crushing it - so that's happening. #auntjemimaandmrsbutterworthhaveleftthebuilding #bringontheEinkorn #goMets (!)
John bought beets from the farmer's market, but only because I asked. They're not his thing - I imagine he carried the bag home with arm fully-extended so as not to touch his body. Fresh beets+YL Clove+everything else you'd expect in a pickle = pickled beets - for me. Stems and leaves made a great sauté. For me. John politely said "no thanks" to all of my beet business. I'm about to start pickling absolutely everything... #sexybeets #YouLivingLarger
When Top Chef Carla Hall was given the task of making a "last supper" for Jacques Pepin she served buttered tarragon peas as a side that clearly - for him - eclipsed everything else she'd prepared. Her peas were fresh - mine were rescued from the back of the freezer. Frost-bitten and old. Didn't matter - they were transformed by butter, shallots, YL tarragon, YL thyme and lemon. Tarragon with peas tastes like spring - these were great and were all I needed for dinner.
A swing and a miss! Watermelon leather as an exercise in using absolutely every bit of your produce - fruit to juice to pickles to - this. Pulp strained from the juice + agave + YL Lime = the subject of sparkling conversation: John: "What's this?" Me: "Watermelon leather." Us: "....................." As an alternative to sugary, processed leather it's great. I don't have children so I'll be turning this into a cocktail garnish. Who's in? #goMets #YouLivingLarger