Excuse me, but when did it become almost October?
Classes start tomorrow. We’ve had a very warm September during which I wasn’t really fond of cooking anything. October is often our warmest month, so I’m a bit concerned about how hot it will be. That said, our oceans are very warm on this coast and we’ve had marine visitors not normally seen in these waters. I hope winter (December?) will bring us some rain!
In the meantime, I made 5 dishes this month:
Roasted Eggplant Boats
These were fabulous and very easy to make. I used some eggplant from my garden–the first year I’ve grown it! Definitely will keep this in the rotation.
Beans with tarragon and Lemon
Another easy dish–note the theme here?–to make and green beans are my favorite vegetable. I’ve another dish I make often with green beans, snap peas, tarragon, lemon, and butter, that this is reminiscent of.
Stir-fried Sesame Cauliflower
It was too hot for me to make the pakoras that were originally on my list as well, so my single cauliflower dish here must suffice. Again with the simple to put together, and my husband really enjoyed this dish: it even merited a “this cauliflower is really good!”
Roasted squash and dukka
I’ve made this dish so many times and I keep forgetting to take a photo. It’s getting kind of ridiculous. I’ve got some Delicata squash from my CSA that I also plan on roasting and serving with dukka, so I’ll try again today. The dukka, by the way, is the most versatile recipe I’ve made from this book so far. I’ve given it in a pretty jar as a housewarming gift and add it to any veggies needing a little bump.
Off to get set up for the first week of classes!