Archive for September 18th, 2011

OK for Now, By Gary Schmidt

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

I loved OK for Now!  I don’t recall another book that had me laughing one moment and in tears the next. My heart broke for Doug, and rooting for him page after page.  I would compare it perhaps to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, although maybe not as sad.    Terrific:-)

Mario Batali’s Cauliflower Ragu – Yum!

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

My brother-in-law recommended the Mario Batali cook book.  As those that belong to a CSA know (we belong to Farm Fresh to You), sometimes you end up with a lot of one  kind of fruit or veggie, and you run out of creative ways to use it.  

The Cauliflower Ragu is so simple to make, and transforms the cauliflower into a spicy, rich ragu.  I was told that adding the home made breadcrumbs really makes a big difference, but I have to admit I skipped that part. I also forgot to add chopped fresh rosemary (oops!) and it was still delicious. I stuck to 1 1/2 tsp of chili flakes, but it would be easy to raise the heat.

I served it with fresh heirloom tomato (also from Farm Fresh to You) with basil from the garden, fresh mozzarella and drizzled with good balsamic, and white wine. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe recommendation, Russ!