Friday, March 20, 2009


Rosemary is so great!

If you haven't seen the movie Little Manhattan, Rosemary features prominently. It's one of the most brilliant movies I've seen. If you're local, I own it and you can borrow it.

I actually thought of it because there's a great opening scene where he says Rosemary's name over and over. It would have been perfect for the rest of this post. Alas, you can't always get what you want (also evidenced by the fact that I went to World Market today to buy a garlic press and they didn't have any; I compensated by buying a blood orange martini mix ... helllooo weekend!).

Anyway, I snagged a couple of pieces of rosemary from my mom's thriving plant yesterday for a steak marinade recipe I was making for tonight (but I'm doing it for elk loin and hoping it tastes good).

Dinner last night was spinach/chicken/parmesan ravioli and I was look for something light (i.e. not a red or white sauce) to put on them. As I look back on the recipe I used (these were from our freezer), I realize now that there was rosemary in the filling, which makes perfect sense why the spriig of fresh rosemary that I put on top went so well with it. Essentially, I just sprinkled about 1/2 tsp each on our ravioli, with a squirt (dash? swizzle?) of olive oil, some grated parmesan cheese and some chopped, roasted pistachios. I gave HH the choice of pistachios or toasted almonds and he opted for the pistachios, which I think was a great choice; I might be making pistachios a regular addition to my meals as a substitute for the more standard almonds, peanuts or cashews. Although I'll have to be a little careful because they have a more bitter flavor.

Now that I think about it, maybe for dinner tonight we'll have chopped pistachios on our spinach salad, along with our steak and naan. Man, I can't wait for dinner tonight!

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