Tag: Bodhitree Farm

sauteed flounder and more 5/19/2010

  • sweet red radishes from the Union Square Greenmarket stall of  S.&S.O. Produce Farms, in Goshen, New York
  • salad of radish greens (the same radishes), some dandelion greens, and pieces of romaine lettuce from Garden of Eden, as well as watercress and chopped fresh garlic from the Greenmarket stall of Woori Farm, in Westtown, New York, finished with chopped fennel fronds (Garden of Eden), and a dressing of Ravida (Menfi, Sicily) oil, VEA L’Estournell Garnacha varietal red wine vinegar (Catalonia), accompanied by thin-sliced toasts of two-day-old ciabatta
  • flounder fillets from Blue Moon Fish, at the Greenmarket, sprinkled with Martin Pouret Orleans white vinegar (from Chardonnay grapes) and salt, lightly-floured and sauteed in oil, then removed from the pan, to which time butter and lemon juice are introduced, scraped together and gently warmed, to be joined by some fresh chopped dill (my alternative to the more conventional parsley) from a small rooted plant picked up at the Shushan Vally Hydro Farm stall at the Greenmarket, the finished sauce poured over the fish;  accompanied by boiled red-skinned Desiree potatoes from the Ulster County’s Healthway Farms stall at the Union Square Greenmarket, finished with butter and chopped oregano (also from the Greenmarket);  and red chard from Suffolk County’s D&J Organic Farm in the Greenmarket, sauteed with fresh garlic, finished with a little oil
  • fresh early, pesticide-free strawberries from Bodhitree Farm on top of a scoop of Tahitian vanilla Ciao Bella gelato, with a sauce composed of a few of the berries macerated with Toschi Orzata Orgeat syrup mixed with turbinado sugar
  • water: San benedetto [we normally drink tap water, but we had some of this delicious acqua minerale frizzante left over from a party a few days earlier]
  • wine:  Spanish, Naia 2008 Rueda (Verdejo) by Jorge Ordonez, from 67 Wine

dinner, April 13, 2010

Little more than a week after I had come upon Strauss Brothers veal chops, which we had enjoyed in this meal, I discovered that the same excellent producers also supplied tasty young lamb.   I included four of their small rib chops in this dinner.

  • lamb chops, pan-grilled and finished with oil, thyme and a sprinkle of lemon, from Strauss Brothers, purchased at Garden of Eden;  accompanied by some kale from Bodhitree Farm at the Union Square Greenmarket, sauteed in a bit of oil which had first warmed two lightly-bruised whole garlic cloves;  and French Fingerlings from Norwich Meadows Farms, oven-roasted with rosemary leaves
  • shelled almonds
  • wine:  a medium French red, from Roussillon,  Le Vignes de Bila-Haut, Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2008, M. Chapoutier, from K & D wines