I am on a boat.
I am on a boat headed towards Canada.
Or at least, I will be. By the time your are reading this.
I will be gorging myself on maple syrup, learning the ins and outs of hockey, and decidedly not putting on my bathing suit in front of every other member of the MD/PhD program (including the head of the program, his administrative assistant, and their respective families). I will hopefully have tried poutine for the first and last time in my life and will have frequented at least two Tim Horton’s.
And then by Monday, I will be so sick of cruise food that I will be filled to the brim with the vim and vigor necessary to get my butt back in the kitchen. And start using up some of nature’s finest. Zucchini. Corn. Tomatoes.
I miss them already. And I haven’t even left.
In the meantime. Will you take over for me? Here are some of my favorite recipes to tide you over until I return!
Commenting will be sparse this weekend but try not to miss me too much. I’ll be back on Monday with a killer. And I mean KILLER recipe that you do NOT want to miss! You should put a note in your google calendars. I’ll wait while you do so.
Linguine with Raw Tomato Sauce. It’s supposed to be. Um. Not so hot in Canada. BUT I’m sure there will be some kind of heat wave somewhere out there. So cool off with this laughably easy and seriously delicious pasta dish. And use heirloom tomatoes. Because I’m obsessed with them.
Sweet Corn and Wild Mushroom Soup. Because corn won’t be this delicious forever.
Spiced Carrot and Zucchini Barley. A middle eastern inspired side dish that would go perfect alongside a nice piece of meat. Or throw some chickpeas into it and call it a meal! (That’s what I would do.)
Seared Flounder with Zucchini and Toasty Garlic Mojo. An oldie but a goodie from the days before I knew how to take pictures. Please excuse me for that.
Linguine with Zucchini, Lemon, Capers, Pine Nuts, and Herbs. AKA. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten.