Whaaaatt??! December 1st. How did that happen? I have no idea. All I know is that we are hurtling to another new year at an alarming pace. On the flip side, 2016 is the Year of the Monkey and it’s my year
In My Kitchen this month are souvenirs we brought back from our trip to Umbria in October…..
…lots of spelt and lentils for making soups and salads. Umbria is famous for it’s spelt harvest and as a recent convert to spelt flour I knew I was going to be bringing spelt in some shape or form home with us. We had a gorgeous spelt salad with vine tomatoes, rocket and grated ricotta for lunch one day that I need to make – so simple and yet so delicious. And I’ve promised Rich a bowl of lentil and spelt soup now that winter has set in.
In My Kitchen….
…is a bottle of the new harvest of olive oil that had just been released in Spello where we were staying. So green and peppery – I’m not sure what I’m saving it for we just need to open it up and guzzle it with bread and a huge chunk of pecorino.
In My Hood….
….are truffles. There’s a truffle salt I’ve been sprinkling on roast potatoes, cauliflower mash, roast chicken, steamed broccoli….yep, just about anything that comes out of the kitchen gets a sprinkle There’s also a small jar of intense truffle pate we’ve been spreading on bruschetta. Again, I need to stop with the rationing and just finish it off.