Monday, February 19, 2007

A Mighty Restorative

The very best thing to eat when you've been driving in a whiteout on I-66: potato and leek pie. Slice 4-5 little red potatoes thinly, rinse a couple of leeks thoroughly and slice them thinly too; blanch the spuds and leeks in salted water for a few minutes, then layer them in a small casserole with a couple of handfuls of grated sharp cheddar, being sure to save some cheese out for sprinkling over the top. Salt and pepper, a couple of tablespoons of cream poured over, and into a 350-degree oven for about half an hour or until it's nice and browned and bubbly. Eat it right out of the casserole with a glass of wine, while sitting at a window and watching the snow fall and thinking about spring.

I'm off to sunny California tomorrow. They've got highs in the 60s out there now. Maybe a little chilly for swimming, but perfect for a walk on the beach.

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