another egg. and it could happen again. eggs are reason #1 as to why i could never ever consider being vegan. of course i have countless reasons, but let’s call this the first. and mozzarella and ricotta and parmigiano could be 2, 3 and 4. root beer floats are 5. and well, that’s enough for now. oh and really good cake, as in BUTTER. ok, so maybe that’s #2.
the other morning i had been reading somewhere about huevos rancheros. i’m not sure how that managed to spark this dish, but it did. i used pita instead of tortillas, and i didn’t feel like running to the store for feta or goat cheese… i just used what i had. which as you all know, is a very good thing to do.
the lentils had been in my freezer since the early spring porkbelly chronicles . these were the wonderful puy lentils from france and they’d already been cooked with salt and onions – nothing more. when they defrosted i hit them with fresh orange zest, cayenne, pimenton and a ton of minced garlic, parsley and chives. then i put it on the stove to just warm through.
i had an interesting cucumber – big and tan in color and sweet and crunchy. it had been picked up from the farmers market last weekend. no idea what exactly it was except to say that it was damn good. so that sliced with grape tomatoes, roasted red pepper and radish – drizzled with a very good olive oil and my favorite guerande salt.