Sunday, November 8, 2009
Inspired by Accident
The accidents in this case were the happy one of a visit from a loved friend. The difficult one was his being a vegan and I with just odds and ends in the house. I had beautiful turnips from the farmers' market, but no plan for cooking them. The goddess of cooks must have been feeling friendly. I got a really good recipe out of my stab. Look for it next week in the recipe section of barbara kafka. The other success was a new seasoning of chard. It goes with the leaves. Keep the stalks for another time. If the leaves are large tear them in two, otherwise, use whole. I stir fried them in a little olive oil--they shrink to nothing. They looked good, but somehow were a little flat. I had some candied ginger sitting on the counter. I hopped enough to make three tablespoons this was enough chard to fee four. I add the ginger to the stir fry and cooked a little longer. Very good. This was enough ginger for four ample portions.