Saturday, August 31, 2013

Green Bean Salad, A New Cheese, Steak and Pie

I harvested 2 green beans this week. Yes I was hoping for more. I have not made a green bean salad all year. I wanted to wait until the crop was ready. Today I was at Bishop's and they had fresh picked green beans. I bought some and added our 2 green beans to the mix. I used the recipe my mom use to make. Steam the beans and toss with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, parsley and oregano. I added a tomato, from our plant, and some olives.

I almost forgot about our appetizer. While I was shopping at Bishop's I was looking at the cheese selection. I saw a container of Burrata, Fresh Mozzarella Filled With Cultured Cream. Oh my God where has this stuff been all my life! I spread some on Italian bread and topped it with cherry tomato halves. This has to be healthy to eat... please....

Now about the steak. Porterhouse steaks were on sale and looked really nice. 
Chris seasoned them with salt and pepper before putting then on the grill.
We had some Black Pepper Butter that we put on top of the steak, nice touch. 
And yes there is leftover steak!

The wine, Ruffino Chianti Superiore 2011. 

 And even dessert!
From Food52  Rose Levy Beranbaum's Fresh Blueberry Pie. I had the pie crust in the freezer. It was a small portion of crust so I made a small pie, enough for 2 people. It was quite good. Was not sure if I had done the math correctly for reducing the ingredients but I got it right!

And did you ever turn around and see something like this staring at you?
 Happy Caturday!

1 comment:

Beck said...

That pie looks awesome!