Dec. 16th, 2012

Delicacies

Dec. 16th, 2012 05:16 pm
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My grocery coup this week, spotting some high-end tomatoes that had inexplicably been marked down to $1.50 from 4.99. I held my ground against the scanner at check-out, which had not been informed of the sale, and thus have been enjoying a half dozen tomatoes that would be almost average in summer, and in winter (and at a grocery store) are simply stunning. Since they aren't summer tomatoes, a little extra flavor is called for.

Today I cut one up and put it over some broken up mushrooms. I never have the patience to slice the mushrooms, I just crumble them apart.

Because my plants like my apartment's southern exposure, and also their new self-watering pots, I actually have fresh rosemary and tarragon. I added a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and hazelnut oil over the herbs. I do not love hazelnut in quite the same way I love almond, but it is a beautiful flavor. Besides, it's probably best not to have too many flavors out there that recreate the catnip effect. 

Basically:
Mushrooms
Tomato
1 sprig each rosemary and tarragon
jot of balsamic vinegar
drizzle of hazelnut oil.

Eat!

I'm trying pumpkin pie tartlets right now, but I suspect they got way too much nutmeg and may actually be inedible as a result. Maybe refrigeration will help.

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