After over 3 months of searching, my husband finally found the legs to my work desk in the linen closet carton. We had both given them up as lost/left behind. Now I’m hoping to organize my office with a photography table so that I can get away from the stainless steel glare of the enormous refrigerator in the kitchen and am hoping that Santa brings me an enormous white refrigerator for Christmas 🙂
I bought some lovely green tomatoes from the Scranton farmers’ market that reminded me of the fried green tomatoes with ripe tomato salsa I made in Sens, using green tomatoes from M. Parret’s garden.
I had some cherry tomatoes that I thought I would use for the salsa but they were a bit too squishy and more suitable for soup or stew.
After a quick run to the Super Duper market, I poured a glass of Champagne to celebrate finding these perfectly ripe and firm vine tomatoes.
The government liquor store does stock Veuve Clicquot and for that I thank them. I do like Honesdale and the State of Pennsylvania, however all alcohol is sold and under the control of the state government, which means that a state civil servant is choosing the French, Italian and Spanish wines that are imported and sold in these stores. Apparently, 1) this man/woman is going to get an award for saving the government money on imported wines, 2) he/she doesn’t drink French wine probably because of a bad experience with the tractor of fine wines, Cote du Rhone, that is on the shelves, but has heard of Veuve Cliquot but won’t ever taste it because of the aforesaid experience and the $50 price tag.
Oh yeah. The outside of the house is slooowly being repaired and painted. The problem with that is that at 35 F and below, the paint will not dry. We’ve already dipped below that several times and had teasing slow flurries. The painters don’t seem to be worried 😞
Anyway, in addition to the tomatoes, I slow roasted some country style ribs. This is not a cut of pork ribs I use often because they look as if they should be braised instead of grilled/roasted and are more solid meat than rib. They are good, but I do not adore them 🙂
For dessert, Jade made a peach melba with sponge cake, butter pecan ice cream and strawberries.
Slow Roasted Country Style Pork Ribs
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp dill seeds, crushed
1 tbsp sage leaves
1 tbsp fennel seeds, crushed
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tbsp Spanish paprika
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp dried shallots
5-6 country style pork ribs
Mix all the herbs and spices together, then rub onto the ribs. Refrigerate overnight, then roast in a 300-325 F oven for 2 hours.
Fresh Ripe Tomato Salsa
3 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 spring onion bulbs, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 long, fresh, green chilli for babies (mild), seeded and chopped
1 handful cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tsp sugar
Juice from one lime
Salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to use.
Fried Green Tomatoes
4-5 green tomatoes, thickly sliced
Salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
Peanut oil for deep frying
Season both sides of the tomato slices with salt and pepper, then dust with flour, dip in beaten egg and coat with bread crumbs. Fry on both sides until golden.