February 21, 2013 § 16 Comments
Decidedly not a beauty queen this one. She’s all lumpy and monochromatic. But the frumpy exterior conceals a heart packed with flavor.
And truly, on most days at least, who really wants a gorgeous but high maintenance looker of a dish when in a few minutes you could instead have one of the most incredibly easy and tasty lunches (or dinners, but I always seem to eat it for lunch) known to man.
And it uses up some leftovers too. That’s always good.
I never used to like fried rice that much, actually. I didn’t dislike it, I just saw no reason to eat it. I never saw what others seemed to see in it.
So for years I would scrupulously cook rice in small quantities so as never to have leftovers. Or, if there were leftovers, I would turn them into a porridge-like pudding for breakfast, and never think about the possibility that I was missing something. « Read the rest of this entry »
June 30, 2011 § 8 Comments
Not that long ago, I would have only understood 50% of the words in that title. (In case you’re wondering, yes they would have been ‘with’ and ‘garlic’.) But, you know how it goes, we grow, we change, we join vegetable CSAs and then we discover the wonder of garlic scapes.
Garlic scapes are the shoot and bud of the garlic plant (the regular garlic that we eat is the bulb), and they look basically just like that, lovely curling shaded green stems ending in a graceful teardrop shape.
Except, unlike your average stem, garlic scapes grow in a roller coaster of a loop, making them eminently wearable as jangly bracelets, if, you know, you’re trying to make a fashion statement.