Sunday, September 5, 2010

Once again to the lake--or, in this case, the stove.

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. It has been more than a year since my last post. But I'm back, in an attempt to simultaneously regain some cooking mojo and use my Internet addiction to better ends than frequent Facebook status updates and checking the weather far too often. Now that I have no television channels and a nicely renovated kitchen, it seems like a good time to bring back the blog. Needless to say, I still have an overwhelming workload, but we won't talk about that here. After all, the blog is called "The Book I'm Not Reading" for a very good reason--although at this point, I suppose I could change its title to "The Book I'm Not Writing"....

Anyway, lengthy preamble aside, here's what I made myself for lunch:

It tasted better than it looks, you'll be happy to hear. The kale was not black (as the photo suggests), and indeed, could have used a few more minutes on the stove. But I was hungry and impatient, and do have several tasks to complete before I head to the session tonight.

What it is: Bittman's kale and garlic recipe from How to Cook Everything--the caper option. I changed the quantities a bit because I didn't want to generate leftovers, and used rice wine vinegar instead of red or white wine vinegar, since I am only slowly setting myself up with household staples, and this was not a planned dish. Eggs on top are for protein, of course, but they were a nice addition, and the flavors of the capers and hint of vinegar elevated them to a much nicer creature than your typical boring boiled egg.


Mimi said...

Hey Tes!

Oh the world of food blogs... :-) So tempting in more ways than one, right? Your dish looks super! I'm missing the dark greens like kale and chard here in Turkey even though I really shouldn't complain about the produce selection whatsoever!

Hope MA is treating you well!

:) Mimi
(Oh, and I can't forget to ask how you enjoyed the post-kale tunes!)

Melissa said...

Welcome back!

Rob said...

Ok, let's support each other in this. Got to tone up our blogging reflexes again.

T said...

Hey, Mimi! --no dark greens in Turkey? Weird--I'd have thought they'd be there, along with all the different squashes (I assume?). More soon, privately, about other stuff (since it does seem that people I don't know do occasionally read my blog!)--but in short: MA is treating me well, and the tunes were fine!

Qwags: thanks!

Rob: YES. Remind me--are you returning to the eatdrinkeat address, or another one? (I will check Vaca Estupenda as soon as I post this.)