Sunday, March 05, 2006

Brokeback Recipe

I know, you're all watching the Oscars and I'm still sitting here with my head up my food problem.
Well, no problem at all, today. It's raining so hard that some units in our townhouse complex have a flooding situation. We're OK for now; we're keeping an eye on things. But because the rain is about as effective as Martha Stewart's electronic ankle monitoring device at keeping us inside, we stayed home and cooked up a batch of beans.
Brett at In Praise of Sardines wrote about a divine-sounding Spanish tortilla (i.e. omelette) filled with white beans and green garlic. As food bloggers know, these recipe suggestions spread like plague — you notice the recent spates of scone blogging, marshmallow blogging, and the like? We caught the bug too, and Cranky and I immediately came down with a bad case of Brett's Truita de Mongetes i All Tendre.
However! A funny thing happened on the way to the toga party. Cranky cooked up a stellar batch of Sacramento Valley Great Northern beans, seasoned with fresh rosemary and bay leaf from the patio... And we pounced on it for lunch. With just a trickle of the cooking liquid. Seasoned with superb olive oil, a crack of pepper, and some chunky sea salt. I guess the tortilla will have to wait.
Look closely at the beans (click for enlargement); you can see the salt melting like icicles.
Now look closely at my sodden roof line; you can see huge raindrops as big as icicles.
I think we'll be safe indoors.
Oh, wait, was that George Clooney? Bye.

11 comments:

Dagny said...

Yet more yummy food. (Luckily I can see the TV clearly from my computer.)

Cyndi said...

Your rain today will be our snow tomorrow. And I have dibs on George Clooney.

mrs d said...

That's my problem! The TV and the computer are in different rooms. I cannot blog while watching George Clooney.

Jennifer said...

Yes, that was George Clooney. And how very dreamy & smart & gracious he is. Your beans sound like just the thing for this rain. Me, I'm going to run a hot bath.

Passionate Eater said...

Loved George Clooney's acceptance speech. He was nervous, yet composed. And Hattie McDaniel would be proud.

Jack Baptist said...

If someone strikes your cheek, give them the other to strike also. But if you marry Martha Stewart, you may still want to be ready to have to fight because Donald Trump’s been dissin’ your lady.

Greg said...

Great photo. You make the simple bean look beutiful

Kalyn said...

I am getting a laptop soon so I can solve the same problem Mrs. D has!! Love the bean photo.

Dagny said...

Every image of George on the Oscars was lovely. I too enjoyed his speech. Another blog suggested that they should have had one camera permanently trained on George the entire evening and called it the "sexy cam."

John Thornton said...

Did you use your home made sea salt?

cookiecrumb said...

I was joking when I wrote "George Clooney"! Our TV and computer are in different rooms too. But I was presciently right.
(John: It wasn't the homemade salt. I'm a little scared of it. Oh, well, actually my real reason is that I'm saving it for the Eat Local Challenge in May.)