Thursday, July 16, 2009

Home grown

I have been enjoying the few purchases I made on Sunday this entire week. Seeing the Santa Rosa plums, instantly put me in mind of this combo -- grilled plums with duck breast. (The meal was completed with some of the leftover chard and couscous with pine nuts and golden raisins.) It's another thing that I haven't made in about two years or so. The plums weren't quite as sweet as I would have liked them to be. I guess it's too early in the season. And the last time I made this, I believe I used Muscovy duck breasts. That would have involved going to Andronico's instead of Berkeley Bowl though. (Can I say how cool Berkeley Bowl West is? Parking garage. Squeeee!) The duck was tolerable but I think I may stick with the Muscovy for this in the future.

The really cool thing about this and the lamb though was that I didn't have to buy the fresh herbs. It's been too long since I've been able to pop outside and grab what I needed from my plants. It makes me think that maybe I should explore things to do with my various herbs. (Once more thanks to Canada and the wonderful folks at Richter's.) I guess the only question is which flavor next.


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