Archive for June, 2010
For loop lunchers, this express sushi spot is the best I’ve found thus far. Their online ordering made pick-up quick and easy. My order consisted of a spicy scallop roll, 4 pieces of hamachi sashimi, and edamame. ($15) Everything was tasty and well packaged.
I really want to like fennel, but I don’t. I bought fennel at the farmers’ market and I couldn’t get it down. I write this off to a dislike of black licorice, fennel, anise seed flavor… sad.
My friends laugh at how seriously I take my seasoning. They note that I put a pile of kosher salt in my left palm, lean to about 5″ from whatever I’m seasoning, and visually monitor the equal distribution of salt across my food.
If you want a quick, easy way to elevate your cooking, watch how and what you season and taste everything along the way.
Thanks to my local farmers’ market at Melrose/Broadway, I am equipped with a medley of veggies to make a colorful summer salad.
-corn on the cob (cut off kernels after cooking)
-baby heirloom tomatoes (never refrigerate your tomatoes!)
-anaheim pepper (not spicy)
-fresh lime juice (not from those little green bottles)
Farmers’ Market Item of the Week
Sometimes called a ‘German turnip’, this veggie is best raw. The bottom bulb tastes like broccoli stems but its texture is softer, like an apple. I sliced it thinly and tossed it in a salad with a lemon dill dressing.
The greens of kohlrabi are good! They have a slight broccoli flavor with the texture of kale.
Yum! Freshly picked black beans are awesome! Here’s an easy rice and bean dish:
Black beans and greens
-freshly ground, toasted cumin
Load all these things in a pressure cooker and let it simmer for 30 minutes. (beans require a pressure cooker!!)
Make white rice and a sunny-side up egg, First rice, then beans, then the egg on top. Yum!