It’s the freakin’ weekend, friends! Do you have big plans for this first weekend in June? We plan to try out a new (to us) restaurant and have some family lake time. Isn’t summer the best? Totally the best until mid-July, when it becomes the absolute worst. So I will enjoy today, and I hope you will, too.
My weekend will definitely be enhanced by a bonkers good recipe I made from Smitten Kitchen this morning.
Deb (Smitten Kitchen) calls this Broccoli Rubble Farro Salad. I think “rubble” refers to the finely chopped broccoli, or in my case, broccolini. Not a very sexy name for such a perfect dish, Deb.
I had never bought broccolini and thought it was high time to give it a try. These two bunches have been steamed for a couple of minutes to soften them up. Isn’t that the most gorgeous shade of green?
Next I chopped them up into small pieces and tossed them into a saute pan with some olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, and seasoning.
When it all became tender and redolent, I added it to the farro, which I had cooked in the same pot of water as the broccolini. Some hits of lemon juice and additional salt and pepper, and then a heavy toss of fresh Parmesan Reggiano, and voila.
I am not kidding you- this is amazing and you must make it very, very soon.
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In other news, I paid a guy $65 to tell me to change my air conditioning filter. But I also saw baby owls in my neighborhood, so it all balances out.
Enjoy your weekend, mes amis, and remember to keep looking up.
And to change your A.C. filter.