It’s been nine days since I wrote the following post, and already the grapes are passing. I hope it’s not too late. But getting the @!!*& photo of the grapes out of my camera took me a while, for some reason. Too busy with a cool new project at work, which maybe I’ll tell you about sometime.
But to cast my mind back to September 10, here’s a quick summary of some memorable delicious tastes I recounted during the twenty-four hours preceding my writing.
- Mussels from the Quarterdeck (via the Harvard General Store’s “Fishmail”), cooked per instructions in the worthwhile book Tomato by Lawrence Davis-Hollander, currently available at Westward Orchards. It’s a typically easy mussel recipe, with the notable addition of chopped tomatoes from the garden, which are in their precious last days. I off-roaded a bit and added potatoes from a friend’s garden. Bliss! (Figuratively, not “bliss potatoes.”) I’m in a groove of making mussels every couple weeks. So easy, so yummy and fun. I love Fishmail!
- Joanna’s New World Biscotti “Chocolate a Quattro” from the Harvard Farmer’s Market. Just the thing to go with a cappuccino from the General Store. Worth straying from the diet, for these….
- Wild grapes from the backyard. Wild grapes are my second favorite weed, next to wild raspberries. Yet another year has passed when I never got around to pickling their leaves. Next year, I hope. For now, though, I’m enjoying nibbling on a bowl of them at my desk. They are so sour and so weird, each one is a tiny little adventure!
I hope you can still find some.