Sauce Magazine, my favorite StL foodie mag, scores high points for the recipes in its February 2011 edition. On Sunday night, we made Acquacotta, a delicious and hearty soup, though it left us wondering what kind of Italian peasants can afford 10 oz. of dried porcini mushrooms. We made it with our homegrown celery, herbs, leeks, and tomatoes, plus some local dried mushrooms — though we did not have 10 ounces!
Last night, Matthew made Navratan Korma, an Indian vegetable dish. We both enjoyed it and think the leftovers will be even better, as the flavors have more time to meld. Matthew dug into our freezer for garden/local green beans, carrots, yellow squash, and cauliflower, plus potatoes from our crop and our canned tomatoes.
This is the time of year when all the work of chopping, blanching, and canning, plus Matthew’s work in the garden really pays — in delicious dividends!