Friday, July 13, 2012


I arrived at the Borough Hall farmers market yesterday just as the stalls were packing up, but in time to collect red currants, raspberries and the first field tomatoes from New Jersey. And here they are.

I brought Frank's cured, cultivated field garlic out of hiding, to slice thinly into the base for the basmati rice.

This time I would stuff them with pine nuts - Spanish, not Chinese because of You Know What - and currants, in addition to the basmati and dill.

Very good. Full of lycopenes. 

It was a red evening. We drank Red Hook Pink Dahlia rosé and ate the raspberries for dessert. They did actually need the sugar. To make matters worse, we poured cream over them. 

While we spooned them up we discussed holidays and where to take them and how to manage them. Vince may have become a little dewy-eyed. He has not had a holiday in a year-and-a-half, and needs to use vacation time he has accrued at work after a year or it gets cancelled. Brutal.

We'll see. We may venture to his old, old stomping grounds. I can write. He can dive.


- Stuffed tomato recipe at 66 Square Feet (the Food)

1 comment:

  1. holidays are essential. don't deprive yourselves! and planning them are also such fun :)


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