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January 14, 2011Leave a comment
WINTER 2011. GRAPEFRUIT. 01.14.11

The idea of a perfect food is probably a myth. But I’d like to think there is a contender in a single food that can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, dinner or muddled with vodka for a happy hour concoction that’s really worth a grin. I might be in love. And I’ve surely mitigated any risk of scurvy. I can admit to having had a bit of fun experimenting with grapefruit. It stands alone well, but also easily combines with other ingredients to create savory or sweet accents.¬†This week of menus is my favorite yet (you’ve heard that before? I really mean it this time!). The dishes are clean, simple and extremely fresh. Who says that winter produce is boring? I beg to differ.

After a long holiday break, one would think I’d be firmly settled back into work mode, nose firmly trained on grindstone. Think again. Adjustment to a harsh (not to mention cold) new year can be brutal and is best handled with what else? A holiday, of course. In the meantime, please consult the recipes page to revisit a favorite or try something new. Weren’t your kids asking you to make that chili again anyway? I’ll be back on January 28 with the next installment of not-the-least-bit-boring winter produce.

Grapefruit Lists

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4 ruby red grapefruit

2 lemon

4 navel oranges

1 pomegranate

1 fennel bulb

1 pound grape tomatoes

4 cups arugula

2 yellow onions

2 carrots

1 stalk celery

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

Fresh thyme

Fresh oregano

Fresh mint

Fresh garlic

Meat / Fish

6 lamb chops

4-6 oz. pieces cod

4 bone-in chicken breasts with skin


4 oz. Pecorino Romano

Pantry Staples

1/2 cup pistachios (shelled)

1/2 cup green olives

1/3 cup Kalamata olives

1/4 cup sliced almonds


Whole wheat couscous

Small whole wheat loaf

1 cup dried tomatoes (not in oil)

1 cup French green lentils

4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes

2 packets active dry yeast (0.3 oz. each)

Note: List does not include “weekend splurge” ingredients.

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