Earth laughs in flower… Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yesterday was a kitchen-extravaganza: First, chicken stock with the leftover carcass from the brick chicken and a triple batch of tomato sauce (actually, here in Philly we call it “gravy”) so that I have some extra in the freezer for when the busy school season gets underway… but that was just the warm-up.
I had it in my mind to make fresh ricotta cheese for home-made ravioli… it turns out that making ricotta is easier than you could possibly imagine, and with fresh raw milk from the farmer’s market, more delicious too! Topped with a no-cook tomato/herb sauce, it was quite a treat.
I’ll post details and recipes in the next day or so, but for now, it’s out for a walk with the dog and a little peace + quiet with the Sunday Times.
Arugula, heirloom tomatoes and basil tossed with lemon and walnut oil… shavings of goat gouda… and a roasted onion ciabatta roll from Wild Flour Bakery.
Simple, seasonal, divine.