Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Today's Lunch: Steamed Broccoli and Red Corn

I visited Henry's Farmers Market the other day and picked out some fresh vegetables and fruit that, in total, only cost me $7. I can't recall the last time that I walked out of a market with three bags of groceries without feeling like I just handed my life savings over. 
I normally never buy broccoli because I never think to eat it, but there was something about the fresh broccoli crowns at Henry's that made me want to venture out of my bubble. The other thing that struck me eye was the red corn. I must confess that I am a sucker for corn with a gorgeous medley of burgundies and browns. 
I kept it simple and just steamed the broccoli by throwing bite-sized florets into an inch of boiling water and letting it steam for about 5-6 minutes, or just until a fork pierces it with ease. To dress, I sprinkled some of my favorite homemade dressing (soy sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and pepper) over it. 

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hipster Lingo

Now dig. Do the hip thing and learn to speak like a cool cat. 
"How to Speak Hip" by Del Close and John Brent, circa 1959.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Better Late Than Never

Every year at St. John's Orthodox Church, they hold a huge Greek festival that features a charming lineup of locals and their wares. They sell everything from Greek-themed Matryoshka nesting dolls to traditional baklava. There is music, dancing, and -of course- food. 
I would be lying if I said that I went for the music or the dancing. 
Holy Baklava.
Souvlaki. For the soul. 
Garlic potato chips with feta cheese.