Inspired by a Bittman piece on dal in the Times, we couldn’t resist—and we found ourselves with more than we’d bargained for! I thought we needed something besides dal for dinner (I didn’t know what I was thinking, I hadn’t tried this dal before!) so we looked up recipes that use sweet potatoes, since that was really the only other thing we had on hand, and ended up with some tasty curried sweet potato.
Turns out we could pull together a pretty standard carbonara (with CSA broccoli standing in for peas) as a simple weeknight meal—one made fantastic with the farmer’s market bacon and pasture eggs. Read the rest of this entry »
My first quiche was a broccoli and cheese quiche, which we named “Quiche à la Woman on the Upper West Side”—after a kind woman who helped us out in the store, and wrote out a quiche recipe for us while waiting in line. This quiche used CSA broccoli and Union Square Greenmarket mushrooms.
We had plenty of potatoes to eat for the week (2 pounds each!) so we went for the pure and simple baked potato. We steamed CSA broccoli and melted cheddar and jarlsberg cheeses for a rich and satisfying topping. ib was even so wonderful as to start everything cooking so we could practically sit and eat when I got in. With fresh bread and more jarlsberg on the side this was a perfect weeknight meal!