the weekend weather was G L O R I O U S !
while Mr D was taking care of business at the UW, i was able to tackle my much needed to do's.
one of them was bringing in the
for years, there has been no shortage
of bay leaf on 34th street.
this morning, our little ol' Alabama farm table filled with herbs on the dry!
herbs d' Provence from here!
THE O L I V E PRESS...YUM!
with American pride, i will exclaim!
Cali olive oil is the best!
i know, i know...Tuscan you say...
let's just count our blessings that...
that Tuscan "know how" came to live here!
i seared last night's roast in a fry pan in butter and olive oil. i then sauteed sliced onions, garlic and
mushrooms on med high heat in the drippings...added "le mélange d'herbes", two fresh backyard bay leaves
and tossed the mix on top of the roast. into the oven for an hour...( it was a small roast). the gravy made
from the drippings was wonderful atop the smashed Yukon Golds.
A WELL DESERVED MEAL FOR MY VERY HARD WORKING GUY!
the big news is that Mr D is liking herbs d' Provence!
( he usually loves his traditional meat and potatoes with salt, pepper and any steakhouse season salt. )
introducing herbs like Tarragon and Rosemary have always sent up "red flags" at the table.
last week i was ecstatic as he complimented my oven roasted potatoes, with R O S E M A R Y!
oh...G O S H !
i must go finish changing our bed clothes, shower and head to the office!
we have another G L O R I O U S day on the horizon...i cannot believe how beautiful.
this morning, i am going hit the classical station as i drive down into the valley towards the office where i
can throw my hand out the window and touch Mt. Rainier!
it's magical, my lovelies...magical!