kitchen diary: may 16-17
saturday morning is one of my favorite times each week. a trip to the market, time to enjoy my coffee, NPR on the radio, playing around in the kitchen.
this saturday, i make baked eggs for breakfast. why haven’t i made these before? so easy, and delicious. they feel sort of special – the kind of thing you might want to serve at a brunch for friends. i butter ramekins really well, add a bit of milk, and carefully break an egg into each. top with a small pat of butter, fresh herbs (i used rosemary and basil), salt and pepper and a bit of fresh parm. into the oven for 15 minutes and breakfast is served.
the biggest excitement at this saturday’s market is the arrival of the radishes. i slice them thinly, butter a fresh baguette (no, i did not make my own butter this time) and sprinkle them with sea salt. is there anything better for a quick lunch? i end up eating radishes like this all weekend long, and it is pretty great.
and after a long day, i don’t know if there is a more welcome sight than a friend with cold beer. for dinner, i throw together some broccoli rabe from the market, sauteed with chilies and garlic, tossed with pasta. mmm.
on sunday, friends and i spend most of the afternoon braising beef tongue, as part of a ‘game’ started by our friend andrew. in ‘the meat game’, each team is challenged to cook an uncommon cut of meat each month. may’s choice is beef tongue. i won’t share the photos here (it looks, not surprisingly, like a huge tongue) but i will say this — it tasted good. i know!
i will tell you more about dessert (always my favorite part): a very easy rhubarb crumble using the recipe in jamie oliver’s cookbook, ‘jamie at home.’
(and it is even better for breakfast the next morning).