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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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