Excerpts from Kitty Morse’s Kasbah Chronicles for February 2015.
Who would ever think of endowing apostrophes and commas with human attributes? If you have time to spare, take a look at Eats, Shoots and Leaves, a brilliant little book that will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.
Am I the only one? I am embarrassed to admit that I purchased a Kindle Fire, then decided to return it. My brain rebelled at mastering yet ANOTHER electronic gadget. Enticed by free eBooks and the promise of free movies on Amazon, I used my Kindle to watch two strangely absorbing series, Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent. eBooks from unknown authors proved more of a quandary. Thus, the Kindle Fire and I parted ways: the Kindle returned to to Amazon, and I, to my local library’s second-hand store where I perused through shelves of REAL books, Eat, Shoots and Leaves among them.
Freed from the irresistible pull of the Kindle’s screen, I made orange blossom preserves. A carpet of delicate white petals covered the ground of our “family orchard” (about 6 citrus trees.) In between rain showers, I was able to gather the two cups of blossoms to test my recipe (see Edible Flowers: a Kitchen Companion)
Romaine lettuce is also called “cos” lettuce.
1 head Romaine, rinsed, dried, and cut lengthwise into quarters, leaving the base intact.
A little olive oil mixed with minced garlic and a pinch of salt
Grated Parmesan, if desired.
Bring a grill to temperature (outside grill or stovetop grill.) Baste the Romaine with olive oil mixture. Grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side, turning with tongs. Sprinkle with cheese, and SAVOR!
A Biblical Feast (Kindle edition as well) and Mint Tea and Minarets: a banquet of Moroccan memories, are available directly from me http://www.mintteaandminarets.com or through Amazon.com.
Bismillah and Bon Appétit!