Friday, August 28, 2009

A simple local meal

Okay, it's been a busy couple of weeks for me, and I haven't had much time to cook, much less post.

But I was inspired by my friend Brianne. She just traveled all over the U.S. and Europe and blogged about what she did and, most importantly, what she ate.

Some of the meals she ate in Europe were so simple yet sounded so delicious, featuring local produce, cheeses, breads, etc. Very Alice Waters—local ingredients at their peak prepared simply.

So I made a very simple lunch of Russian banana potatoes (which I had to buy just based on the name), a freshly hard-boiled egg (still warm!), a sliced heirloom tomato with salt and pepper, some blackberries, and a few pieces of cheese. The potatoes were boiled and then tossed with some local butter, salt, pepper, and garlic chives.

The meal was delicious. If only I had eaten it in Paris.


  1. I love still warm hard boiled eggs--especially when the yolk is still a little dark in some parts from being undercooked.

  2. These were not my best hard-boiled eggs. I like them to be a little underdone too. :)

  3. What a charming lunch! I have all the ingredients to make something similar today--and the weather is perfect to take it out to the patio. Thanks for giving me direction today!