Friday, July 28, 2006
Hot and sticky ... summer food
I'm still here. It's been so hot and sticky lately, though, that I have little to show for my culinary efforts. Plus my camera is somewhere else, and my cell phone pics just don't turn out that well. But anyhow, I'm currently enjoying a lovely lunch of leftovers, words that aren't often said, least 'ways by me. Last night we had these fabulously huge and sweet sea scallops, which I sauteed with a little butter, olive oil, and garlic, and topped with a squirt of lime juice. The scallops sat on top of soft polenta, mixed with sharp white cheddar and parmesan cheeses. We also had green beans--the first good ones I've seen in a long time! Yum ... and these are now my leftovers. Pretty elegant for a quiet Friday lunch taken at my desk. There were also Barefoot Contessa-style Outrageous Brownies for some last night, though there are none today, alas.