Catching Up

I’ve been battling a pretty bad pain flare this week, the result of this oppressive heat as well as overdoing it a bit last weekend. I’ve spent most of my time off my feet, but I have summoned up the energy to put together quick dinners the last couple of nights.

Dinner:  July 11, 2007

Mike brought home some gorgeous bi-color sweet corn on Wednesday, which I cut off the cob and tossed with black beans, garlic scapes, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes and my chile-lime vinaigrette. I reserved a bit of that same vinaigrette to brush over fresh sea scallops before searing them in a hot pan and serving them on top of the corn salad.

Dinner:  July 12, 2007

On Thursday, I chunked up three big heirloom tomatoes, also from Wednesday’s greenmarket haul, and tossed them with minced Rocambole garlic, a generous amount of salt, some good olive oil and a big handful of green and opal basil from the garden, sliced into chiffonade. I let the tomato mixture marinate on the countertop for about an hour and then tossed it with hot cooked linguine and a mixture of grated Parmagiano Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheeses.

Mike’s cooking tonight and I plan to take it easy this weekend. Hope you all enjoy whatever you have planned.

5 thoughts on “Catching Up

  1. Sorry to hear you haven’t been well this week, but damn if you don’t put on a nicer spread when under the weather than most of us do when healthy. Way to show that pain who’s boss!

    Hope you feel better soon and have a restful weekend.

  2. Well said Amy!

    Jennifer, I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful corn and bean salad topped with scallops. And that corn Mike brought home looks gorgeous! The kernels shine like pearls! Very well done.

    I hope you are feeling better!

  3. addroc says:

    That corn looks so good, I was WAY upstate two weekends ago and had some of the first New York State sweet corn of the year, it was so good that I have been jonesin for it ever since. I like your blog, espically the pictures, food is very hard to caputure on film. This was my first visit, but it won’t be my last.

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