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Monday, June 7, 2010

Not A Food Blog - Really

I promise this is not going to turn into a food blog.

But I am having a good time making pasta!  Eventually, the novelty will wear off, so please bear with me for the interim.   I'll stop soon- I promise.  Besides, eventually the rain will stop and I'll get to go back to gardening.

Today I made ravioli, which were pretty good.  I froze most of them, so I'll have them in the freezer for when I'm too tired to think about what to cook for dinner.  Pasta is something I have to leave for the late meal, because of the whole grain and cheese thing. So we can't have it for lunch if Steve is going back to work afterward.  Just not a good idea.

Over the weekend we found beautiful strawberries from California for ninety-eight cents a pound.  Now- there are two things really wrong with this statement.  The first is that they came from California.  But, if you'll recall, I mentioned the local berries at the farmers market were rotting.   I do try to buy local and have no problem with higher prices, but not for rotting fruit.   The other thing wrong with the statement is the price.  How in the world can the grower or the farm worker make a decent living if they're selling them cheap enough for the supermarket to practically give them away for ninety-eight cents a pound?  I can only hope that they were a loss leader for the store.

But I now had something nice with which to serve that lovely cream.  Last night it was just strawberries and cream, both sweetened with a little agave syrup.  Tonight I flavored the cream with a little Italian trick- balsamic vinegar with the agave syrup, and then a dusting of black pepper- a spicey black Sarawak.  Even the mint was yummy.


Miriam said...

Kitchen, garden - no matter the location you always have interesting information and ideas to share. So I say, write on!

Jennifer Montero said...

It's like food porn reading your blog...our strawberries are just coming into season and I've already eaten a couple of kilos of them washed and dusted with sugar.

Try strawberry sandwiches: thin cheap white bread spread with a little butter and covered in sliced strawberries. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Drool...

Paula said...

Ooh...I'll have to try that. Thanks!

Tamar@StarvingofftheLand said...

There must be something in the water, that we're on a ravioli kick. I have to say, yours look much more professional than ours. I'll have to practice.

Meanwhile, I'll go whip up a strawberry-butter-pepper sandwich. That's gotta be a winner.