chicories, tender greens, smoked salmon, bread; cheese


We expected to be away from home on Friday evening, so I had not gone to the Greenmarket. Instead I was prepared to quickly ‘compose’ a salad when we returned. We never left, but the composed salad remained our dinner nevertheless, followed by a cheese course.

  • The ingredients were: some more of the colorful mixture of various chicories and tender greens which the folks of Campo Rosso Farm had presented to guests at a farm dinner at Untitled, tossed with sliced Japanese scallions and chopped habanada peppers, both from Norwich Meadows Farm; chopped lovage from Two Guys from Woodbridge; torn basil from Gotham Greens via Whole Foods; chopped heirloom cherry tomatoes from Norwich Meadows Farm; and a teaspoon of poppy seed, dressed with Maldon salt, freshly ground pepper, a good Campania olive oil, a small drizzle of organic lemon, then divided into bowls and topped with torn segments from a 3-ounce package of Blue Hill Farm smoked Alaskan sockeye salmon, from Murray’s Cheese
  • slices of Orwasher’s Bakery ‘Pain Rustica Umbria’ (unbleached unbromated wheat flour, cabernet grape starter, water, malt, salt, yeast) from Murray’s Cheese Shop
  • the wine was a California (Lodi) rosé, Karen Birmingham Rosé Lodi 2015
  • the music was Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3, Giuseppe Sinopoli conducting the Dresden Staatskapelle