musings on the ordinary from a retired drama professor
Friday, December 10, 2010
Day 256: Smooth lunch
A very good friend is going through some dental challenges while his mouth heals from surgery. During this time he needs to eat only soft foods. We collaborated on a gourmet lunch that is as lovely to look at as it was tasty to eat. I made a gorgonzola basil tomato soup. His gorgeous platter included a beet ganoush (looking for all the world like a blackberry or raspberry ice, a hummus with garlic and red pepper. The dark grain is quinoa. Mine was on a bed of spinach with some soft rye bread. Raspberries garnish the plate.
We finished off the meal with a Meyer lemon pastille, a cream custard that was richly divine. Not a bad life, eh? So when life gives you lemons by all means make beet ganoush and lemon pastille.