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Pork schnitzel, white gravy, "zucchini butter", something joe and I differ on, my equivalent of his green beans.  And of course a shower of scallions on the Yukons cause I love them.

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Working my way through some Indian recipes from a not very good book - an experiment in seeing what works and what doesn't. The night before last I turned my kitchen into a post-hurricane site with a

Ta. I must give this a try.

Thank you thank you. But doesn't everyone look better wearing a bath mat?

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Another unusual salad, with burrata and crisp oyster mushrooms.

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And redfish with sage brown butter. Trying like hell to leave fish alone until it's ready, and I almost succeeded!

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That's very nice of you to say! The blessings of a small kitchen. I can reach most everything without moving much. And I have a very interesting way of picking up stuff I drop - let's call it "drinking bird."

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The RG recipe for black caviar lentils with bacon, morels, and cabbage.  We'll be eating this for a while. 10 Barrel Brewing's Crush (apricot sour) to drink; ice cream for dessert.

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A couple of simple dinners, made easy by access to good products...

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Raffetto's has been making good pasta products for over 100 years. 48 Ravioli for under $10 can't be beat.

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They take probably under 5 minutes before they're ready.

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I make a little roasted tomato sauce with onions, and a fresh vegetable alongside. 

Yesterday, I took a ride out to see these guys again...

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I bought 1/2 lb. of pork and 1/2 lb. of chicken. They give you more like 1.5 lbs. of each, so it's a lot cheaper than it appears. Made some rice, did a stir-fry of broccoli and carrots with lots of ginger, heated up some of the pork and chicken (there's plenty left for dinner tonight!); dinner in 30 minutes. It's getting hot!

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22 minutes ago, StephanieL said:

I loved getting fresh spaghetti, linguini, etc. from Raffetto's.  Sigh....

Yeah, I went thru a phase where I was making pastas - enough of that, though!

 

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Half-pounder burger last night. I cannot cook a burger without setting off the smoke alarm, but I have discovered that bothering the alarm briskly with a broom reduces the time it sounds.

I swear my first New York apartment had a fire alarm that boiling water would set off.

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Tonight, the rest of the ground beef in sloppy tacos. So I need some cilantro, so I need an ATM, I can’t run a card to buy a single bunch of cilantro.

Oh, diced ramps in the beef, which leaves my very last ramp bulbs for the roast partridge tomorrow or Sunday. 

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small h's international salad bar buffet (avert your eyes, buffet-haters!)

Kimchi tuna salad. This preparation would not have occurred to me, but it's pretty good!

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Finnish mushroom salad. Also good! But mushrooms in sour cream, I mean, you can't go wrong.

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Celtuce leaf oshitashi. The lone clunker. I tasted this several times during prep, and it seemed fine, but the finished product was very bitter. Probably there are a few bitter leaves in there, ruining it for everybody else.

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Caprese salad with burrata from Formaggio Essex. Not the greatest burrata, to be honest. Not the worst either, but I'd like to find something better. I wonder if Di Palo's stocks it.

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--Boneless chicken thighs marinated in chutney, then skewered along with red pepper and apricots and grilled
--Curried pickled green beans
--Pickled mustard greens left over from our Laotian dinner

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Roast partridge, braised Chinese radishes. Basted the bird with olive oil but it was never going to turn brown without being over cooked. I think braising or stewing is best for this bird.

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