Monday, June 18, 2007

I don't know what to call it.

For tonight's dinner, I sauteed a variety of summer squashes with dill and basil, steamed some spinach, and pureed it all with some tahini. The inspiration was a mixture of baba ganoush and palak panir, and it came out very well. I served it over rice.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sweet english peas

We got a whole bunch of these in our Planet Organics deliveries the past two weeks, and I wanted to use them before they went bad, even though I didn't know what to do with them. I ended up more or less following this recipe except I used non-dairy buttery stuff instead of butter and orange blossom honey instead of sugar. The mint came from our garden. I was ready to put the peas on the "do not send" list, because they seemed like they'd be too much work, but shelling them wasn't hard or even as slow as I expected, cooking them was easy, and they're much better than the usual frozen peas I've had.