Tuesday, April 28, 2009

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Breakfast at our favorite spot, Five Leaves: a billowy bowl of homemade ricotta with chestnut honey, thyme and figs, like eating a delicious cloud.





Lunch: photoshoot with the Daily News at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (heeheehee--I'm going to be in the Daily News next Tuesday in an article about local artists inspired by the Cherry Blossoms!)....It was fantastic to be there by ourselves (closed on Mondays)..well, Martha Stewart Weddings was also there, doing a photoshoot under the cherry blossoms--see it back there?


Dinner: tired but obsessed by a recipe in the new issue of Saveur, balancing bags full of groceries and bonbons, got home and made it this way in 20 minutes--it will now be my new go-to recipe:

I used a can of butter beans and heated it up with a clove of garlic and a sprig of thyme until garlic is soft about 10-15 minutes. Take off heat, add a little coarse salt and pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil. Puree with a hand blender or whatever you blend things in at home.
Next, Put some water on the fire with a little salt to blanche the dandelion greens-while water waits to boil, put a small saute pan on with a little olive oil, add about half a thinly (or not so thinly) sliced onion...saute until soft and golden. Now add cleaned dandelion greens to the now boiling water and blanche for a minute until bright green. Drain and immediately add to the pan with onions--sprinkle with a little salt, a crack of pepper, a dash of red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lemon. Serve on top of beans and drizzle your most excellent olive oil on top--it's that good.

oh! and thanks amy...

16 comments:

cindy* said...

i love saveur! it's like an extra special surprise whenever you post about food :) and those cherry blossoms...oh my.

Gaia said...

Thank you !
You made my day!!! hope you'll come back to my "place" soon!
Gaia
http://alices-adventuresinwonderland.blogspot.com

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Delightful post - the splendours of Spring - thanks :)

sofia barĂ£o said...

receiving your comment made me think that I still haven't sent you your print, please send me your adress :)

Esti said...

congrats on the feature!

erin said...

yum! thank you for the recipes. your weekend looks like it was tasty and beautiful--a perfect combination!

jennifer said...

I can't believe they are at peak already! Love your cherry blossom-inspired bonbons!

Almost Precious said...

Lovely photos of the cherry blossoms...perfect reminder of spring ! Anna

nichole said...

Whoa! I have to have that breakfast! Drooling.

lazysundae said...

i NEVER buy the daily news but i will pick one up from my subway seller to peep the article. yay!

five leaves bfast sounds amazing too. i just ate some salvatore brooklyn ricotta on a golden raisin bagel. so yummy.

Chessa! said...

sounds FABULOUS!! :) xx

P. said...

Congratulations on the press! Miss you and would love to get together soon. xoxox

Liz said...

I just had an amazing dinner at Five Leaves last week... the big standout was the special asparagus salad they had with preserved lime and hazelnut dressing. OMG!

Just went yesterday to lie under those beautiful cherry blossoms... going again with some family this Sunday. Will you be there?

Congrats on the press!

cindy : quaint said...

congratulations on the feature ... we'll be sure to buy the paper that day.

Crazy Cat said...

what a beautifull place

Danielle said...

That ricotta dish looks OUT OF THIS WORLD! I need to get me some o' dat!

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