Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Taste For Greens

Today I had a taste for greens, turnip greens. Slightly bitter in taste but very tender and delicious. I simply sautéed them in olive oil with a little fresh chopped garlic, and a little chopped white onion. In the spirit of my grandmother, I accompanied the turnips with some bastard bread. Bastard bread is nothing more than cornmeal and water, mixed together and fried in oil. The batter is the consistency of cornbread batter. Some people use bacon fat to fry but I used canola oil. Why the name bastard bread, I do not know, its just one of those things I have come to accept, no questions asked. However, now I do feel the need to do some research and find out the history of this name. After finishing the turnips I realized that I had okra in the house. I love okra. I sautéed the okra whole in olive oil with caramelized red onions. Simple, and again delicious. How to bring some light sweetness to the end, Angel Food Cake with strawberries. Yes.

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