Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The in-between seasons

Cooked up a storm last night, a menu that certainly straddled the shoulder season, transitioning from summer to autumn. Now, folks in Seattle will grumble that we didn't really have a summer, but after checking the temps in Memphis and other hot spots, I say: Right on!

I picked up these green tomatoes at the farmer's market at Lake Forest Park, on its final Sunday. The chanterelles were on sale at the Met Market, the halibut was not: $20 a pound. Ouch.

The potatoes roasted in my trusty cast iron skillet were another farmer's market find. I have been absolutely blown away by the quality of the produce at these neighborhood markets. Incredible.

Anyway, I served the fried green tomatoes with an Asian accent -- spicy miso mayo. Dang good!

What are you cooking these cool nights?


Neil said...

Leslie, you should try Edna Lewis's lamb shanks braised with green tomatoes. It is not a combination that I would have thought of, but it certainly works. Of four shanks, my wife and I each got one and our son, who is picky, ate the other two.

Kristie said...

I am going to make chicken pot pie tonight, though it's not that cold down here. I've been craving it.