It’s been a while since I shared my Sunday adventures in the kitchen.
The first fun item was inspired by our trip to The Local Buzz down in Rosewood. Mick and I delivered fund-raiser coffee there to support local flood relief activities (for more about how you can help see this link on FB), and while we were there I had a yummy sandwich. There were grapes with that sandwich, and I was reminded of a recipe I have for a sweet schiacciata with grapes, wtih anise flavoring. It’s amazing, and I haven’t made it in years. This recipe along with many other delicious focaccia recipes, is in the Focaccia cookbook by Carol Field. Astonishingly, it’s still available here. Since we were stopping at the grocery store *anyway* I got grapes. Last night I made it, and it was just as delicious as I remembered. Since it makes two “loaves”, I’m bringing the second one to the Little Yellow Music house today.
The other fun thing was my adaptation of beef stew for the great fall root vegetables we have right now. I made it with beets, parsnips, and sweet potatoes, along with the grass-fed stew beef that is on sale this weekend at Earth Fare. I thought it would be very red from the beets, but no. And the spicy taste of the parsnips is a delicious undertone in the mix of flavors. This one’s a keeper!