Archive for August 3rd, 2012

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freshly picked

the tree I planted 4 years ago in our back yard is now 15 feet tall

the figs are large and tasty and invite all the birds as well, bluejays, robins and swallows, much to my chagrin

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a simple dish I came up with the other night, mandolin sliced cucumber, small piece of raw tuna, spices and shaved red cabbage
Indian inspired spices for the cut up fish, sautéed in olive oil, topped with black sesame seeds and a drizzle of sesame oil and touch of white wine vinegar

fresh tuna and cucumber

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this served two, there are a lot of ingredients here and you may not have them all in your refrigerator but here is the list nevertheless, to be thrown together at a moment’s notice:
small potatoes, boiled and then salted, buttered and olive-oiled, halved
fresh carrot, quartered
small leek sliced and sautéed in olive oil and butter
1 farmers market tomato, quartered
1 cup red kidney beans
4 anchovies
2 tbsp capers
dandelion greens, 1 bunch
and dressing of olive oil, garlic, red wine vinegar, fresh herbs, salt and pepper

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FYI:According to the Wikipedia the Niçoise salads are always made with raw vegetables and served with anchovies.

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