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Showing posts from July, 2009

Oprah's Faves Ain't Got Nuthin' on Mine

Holy hot sauce! One lousy post in the month of July. I think it's safe to say HTT abandoned this blog to rot out in cyberland. My apologies, but it's been a bastardy beast of a month, capping off with an end of the month move to the east side of Nashville, across the Cumberland River.

Our new place - the fourth now in three years living in Music City, USA - is loverly, with a river bluff view and a big narrow yard. The owners left a strange circle of river rocks in the backyard and we're thinking it'd be perfect for a G-A-R-D-E-N. No, our struggling containers of basil, mint, rosemary and Thai basil don't count as far as digging in the dirt is concerned. Scott is jonesin' for the opportunity to get his hands messy and grow his own organic fall and winter veggies and I'm curious to see what the fuss is all about.

I have photos of some of the things I am about to describe, but in the move I have buried my USB cord somewhere deep down below and I'm too ghet…

Bits and Pieces

It's been a sluggish start to summertime blogging over here in Hungry Times Two-Land, so apologies are in order.

We have, however, been enjoying the bounty of the season, with lots of fresh veggies to cook up and enjoy. One of Scott's coworkers blessed us with a cucumber from their garden yesterday and last night we enjoyed it in a salad, tossed in a sweet and spicy dressing from Sara Foster's Fresh Everyday cookbook that includes the zest of a whole lemon. How did I zest this time? (My first attempt zesting with key limes was a little out of hand.) Well, with my fabulous zesting micro plane gifted to me by the fabulous friends at Peaches n Curry.

Last night I made a Black Bean Chilaquile, a casserole of black beans, chopped tomatoes, salsa, onions, crushed tortillas, cheese, and some amazing blanched rainbow-colored chard.

The evening prior, I broiled a steak (grass-fed hormone free beef from Trader Joe's) marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, crushe…