Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Before an after

I don't like it when my Robbie has to travel for business...but I do get to eat foods he won't.  Tonight it was Mussels in White Wine.



Mussels are so quick to make.  Health protein and yummy.  This recipe is shallots, garlic, white wine, chicken stock, diced tomato and parsley.  You can add a little saffron when sauteeing the shallots to get an exotic taste and color.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fava Beans

I seem to always fail at finding Fava Beans at the Italian market near me so this year I decided to grow my own.

Fava beans have a very mild tasted.  They can be boiled, sauteed, or blended into a dip...and much more.

What I really like about them is the foliage.  It's very 'artistic'.  I don't know if it comes through well. They don't like warm weather so I'm hoping they fruit out before the heat sets in.