Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 123 LocalrootZ Project (May 05,2010)

Plain Swallowtail Yogurt
w/ honey

Maine Sea Biscuits

Spring Green Salad
 w/ fermented slaw
Baked Italian Style Haddock
w/ Spinach
Poverty Hill Farmhouse Cider

Today I replicated last weeks dinner of Italian style parm... starting with cornmeal and herb dusted haddock that pan fried in Caldwell Farm butter and sunflower oil.  That gets topped with a sauce concocted of Snell Farms green garlic onion, Olivia's Garden Cherry Tomatoes as well as the key ingredient which is lovage from Thirty Acre.  Lovage has a very celery like taste but when added to the sauce it opens into a more complex array of garden style veggies making it perfect for the early spring when resources are low ! After the sauce is laid, I grate a nice ball of Swallowtail Mozzarella and Ragged Island Romano cheeses on top and bake for about a half hour.  I like to serve it over a bed of fresh Rippling Waters Farm spinach to give it a little crunch and texture.  I was very pleased with the results the second time around... especially since it was shared with Cassi's mom Debbie and her other half, Rick.  They seemed to enjoy the dinner and were curious about the source of some of the ingredients as well as the preparation.  My favorite part of cooking dinner for friends and family is the act of inspiring people to cook more... and based on how the conversation dipped into making more time to cook a priority Id say we were successful at inspiring ! Any how it was a very pleasant meal and our attempt at a Mother's Day celebration.  A bit early I know but we have a wedding in Gloucester, MA this weekend and will be staying along the coast of Rockport leaving us many miles away on the actual date.

Transportation Today
Work Commute : 18 miles bicycle

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