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Leafy Greens Update

The hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Zest recipe from this Bitten post is amazing.  After you’ve done it once it’s definitely easy enough to do quickly on a week night.  The vermouth and restrained use of butter and olive oil enliven the roughage, while the mustard seeds (my preference over poppy seeds) give them a little extra edge.  

I just love this recipe because it’s haute enough to serve on the weekends as a side dish and fun enough that you want to eat it during the week while being “healthy.”  I bet it does well in the refrigerator overnight for lunch too, though both times I’ve made it there hasn’t been any left over (a good sign no?).  

Other notes: I highly recommend that you use Meyer lemons if they are available.  Meyer lemons soothe SO hard.  File under constant obsession. 

I can’t wait to delve into THIS.

On a search for beautiful images of Meyer Lemons I discovered Robert Stark III, a realist painter who appears from his subjects to live somewhat of a idyllic existence on the eastern seaboard.  I quite enjoy the surrealist edge he brings to his paintings because of, or in spite of, his masterfully realist technique.


Meyer Lemon by Robert Stark III


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A Great Steak

This simple, SIMPLE marinade makes the steak of your dreams; ever so subtle sweetness and tanginess, with all the benefits of a yummy smokey grill. 


I had to post the picture from epicurious since I served this at a dinner party and thought it would be a little gauche of me to whip out the digital and start styling people’s plates.  

If you are a steak/meat lover, this is a MUST try.  The marinade takes 5 minutes to put together and I only marinated (in fridge) for approximately 2 hours (btw I skipped the whole blending step of the marinade.  I found a that a quick whisking did the job.  Also the recipe instructs to marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes, but my grill took a million years to get hot and I didn’t read that instruction thoroughly, so as previously stated my meat marinated for 2 hours in the refrigerator).  

My guests that evening called it “some of the best steak they’ve had in ages.”  

I almost felt guilty it was all so easy.

Recipe for Grilled Marinated Sirloin Flap Steaks via epicurious.com.

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