Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Easter Lunch with Mom and Moj

Mom and I met at the market. Moj stayed behind at my house and walked Brody, cleaned a bit and I suspect mostly spent a good bit on the computer checking stocks and facebook-ing. When I got home I put out a some toasted tunisian flat bread ("crack bread" it's been deemed due to the fact that I wake up craving it with butter every morning). We ate it with an arabic carrot spread and some st. andre cheese. As I was preparing Easter supper everyone agreed they'd spoiled their appetite on the toast so we opted to forego the fish center piece and just go with the sides. More room for dessert!

butter lettuce, vine ripened tomato, snap peas and spring onion boiled in butter and water, some nutty, musky, spanish-y cheese shavings and a mustard/lemon herb vinaigrette. The flowers are edible too!

Red russian fingerling potatoes sliced and tossed with olive oil, thyme, maldon salt and cracked pepper (it does make a difference). I squeezed a fresh lemon over the potatoes and roasted them with shallots and chopped nicoise olives. 400 degrees for 25 min. Toss everything and plop a man-sized thumb of butter over the whole mess. Roast until you can't stand waiting for it another moment.

Mom brought Joan's On Third cupcakes. My sister made me these beautiful napkins for my birthday last year. I hate for them to be messed but they are too sweet to keep in a drawer. Wish she'd been at the table to join us for the yum.

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