Tag: goat

dinner, March 21, 2010


It may be difficult to assemble a meal from a “greenmarket” at this time of year, but it’s not impossible.  All of the major ingredients of the main course of this dinner were purchased in Union Square last Wednesday, March 17.

dinner, March 1, 2010


  • Roberto’s grissini
  • pan-grilled young goat loin chops (purchased from Uphill Farm, in Clinton Corners, New York, at the Union Square Greenmarket) which had been marinated an hour or so in a tempranillo wine, with chopped garlic, rosemary, bay leaf and peppercorns, and finished with drops of lemon, oil and chopped parsley; accompanied by oven-roasted potato chips (very-thin-sliced Keuka Gold, from Ulster County’s Healthway Farms, at the Union Square Greenmarket – the image above indicates I arrived late in the day);   and thin spears of California asparagus from Garden of Eden, baked at 450 degrees in one layer, with a sprinkling of oil and some salt and pepper, for 8-10 minutes, as suggested at least several years ago in a food column in Newsday by Erica Marcus (she’s one of my favorite things about the paper)
  • dried Turkish figs
  • wine:  red, from Roussillon,  Le Vignes de Bila-Haut, Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2008, M. Chapoutier, from K & D wines

of red food, and dinner, December 12, 2009


Is it just me, or are there for sure a lot of pink-to-red-to-purple foods around at this time of year?

Over the last several weeks I’ve recently seen, prepared and served at home, in addition to tuna, of course, the usual meat suspects (including the smoked or cured) and the red or purple berries and fruit now only a memory, red beets, red chard, red mustard and kale, the red stems of beet greens, radicchio, pink, red or purple radishes, red onions, purple tomatoes and red potatoes, red sweet potatoes [see the Japanese sweets above, from Lani’s Farm] red cabbage, purple cauliflower and purple broccoli, and even purple kohlrabi.   And then there was also the bounty of the season just past:  tomatoes (red and sometimes even purple) available much later this year than in others, purple lettuces, red or purple bell peppers, and both purple string beans and purple okra.

I only became consciously aware of the red thing going on after plating several meals this fall.  The color scheme of last night’s dinner was similar to many of them, although, as with most, I managed also to include at least some green.