Sunday, November 14, 2010
A Little of This . . .
Sandy, my beautiful Syrian mother-in-law, had a wonderfully contagious enthusiasm about cooking. She taught me, a nice Irish girl who once had no idea you were supposed to peel garlic, how to get into the kitchen. I haven't stopped exploring different cuisines since.
Over the summer, my Monday night writers' group enjoyed the antipasto pictured above: marinated mushrooms and chickpeas, red quinoa, cannellini bean and tuna salad, baby carrots, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, crisp asparagus and sugar snap peas, purple potatoes, goat cheese, and toasted pignolia nuts. Needless to say, we wiped it out.
The week has plenty of other nights. Stay tuned for more wonderful recipes.