My favorite "new" discovery that I haven't shared with you yet. Pure, organic, unrefined, unbleached whole cane sugar. It smells like caramel and tastes kind of molasses-y. It really is different from all the other "natural" sugars (turbinado sugar, florida crystals) because the sugar is never, ever separated from the molasses stream during processing...it's essentially dried sugar cane juice. It's distributed by Rapunzel and it's fair trade. I'm really over refined sugar. Except for work, of course.
Yesterday was the first day in a realllly long time that I have been able to spend a day baking for fun. When you bake professionally, it's all about efficiency and timing, and you almost forget about those lazy, sultry, slow-motion days you once had in your home kitchen. So it was really nice to bake and cook dinner as slooowwwwwly as I could yesterday, all alone at home.
Saturday's trip to the farmer's market was kind of suprising...still full of tomatoes and eggplant and summer squash. Of course it is 90something degrees here on October 8th. So in the basket go tomatoes and green beans, eggplants and zuchinni.
And lamb. Without a doubt, my favorite. Such a treat...we bought the most tender lamb chops from DW farms in Pulaski. They were teeny ("because of the drought, and we wouldn't feed them grain, only grass" said the farmer.) but delicious. So here she is: the perfect late summer meal...Garlic and Parsley crusted lamb chops, oven roasted tomatoes, and green beans with lemon and butter.