I diced an eggplant into small pieces and sauteed it in olive oil. I made couscous with toasted pine nuts. I plated it with the couscous on the bottom, the eggplant pieces on top and a bit of feta cheese to crown it. Rob thought it was excellent. It was a healthy dinner.
I sauteed swai in olive oil with a little salt and pepper. Then, I sliced and diced a mango, watermelon, and strawberries into a chutney and poured it over the fish. It was a refreshing summer meal now that Memorial Day past. Memorial Day, Rob and I took a ride to Middletown, CT and walked around Harbor Park, got Italian ices and explored. It was a nice walk through Main Street.
with Boboli crust
My father and stepmother helped us celebrate our 2nd anniversary by taking us out to bartaco. This new restaurant is the new see and be seen place in West Hartford Center. We had a duck rice bowl and different kinds of tacos. We give this joint four thumbs up. It was a bit messy but very delicious. Definitely more of a social place and not a business lunch establishment.
Robert grew up one of five brothers in a kosher home. We try to respect that and keep kosher. I adapt recipes. But sometimes it gets crazy. I am reminded that my blind cousin raised two kids and kept kosher. If she can do it, able-bodied me can for sure. Passover is the holiday of dishes and eggs, Rosh Hashonah means big dinners with Rob’s brother Woody and his daughter sixteen-year-old Amanda, Yom Kippur means dinner the night before and Break the Fast bagels, lox, and kugel the next day after not eating the whole day. Food brings me closer to Judaism. I feel closer to my husband and attending this small orthodox shul has deepened my belief and my spirituality. Food is social. Food brings us together.
Alexis and I made a peach crisp from fresh peaches from an orchard in Granby Ct. It came out excellent.