Rancho Gordo's Giant White Lima Beans
Liz Pearson's Yogurt-Rubbed Roast Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce

Role Reversal


Isn't that the cutest little globe you ever did see? (Muir Glen tomato can standing there for size comparison.) I found it this morning at the Brooklyn Flea and have decided it is already my most favorite possession. I might snuggle with it tonight, in bed. Little globe! I think I love you.

Okay! Moving on. As I type, a chicken is marinating in spiced yogurt in the fridge. It will be our dinner tonight and I have high hopes for it. Let's all hope there is good news to report tomorrow. In the meantime, however, I have to tell you about an idea I had earlier, when I was sorting through some more recipe print-outs (unfiled! loose-leaf! gah!) and was suddenly overcome with a desire to Purge! Purge! Purge! Because, honestly, people, sometimes the recipe collecting feels a bit out of hand. I had a hard little talk with myself (sotto voce, natch) and then plucked out a nice wee stack of recipes I know that I will never - in my heart of hearts - make. Ever. I marched them out to the recycling bin, dropped them down with a satisfying thwap, and felt all clean and good for a few minutes.

Um. And then. I felt sort of bad! (I clearly need to get out more.)

So I had an idea: What if I told you folks what those abandoned, discarded recipes are and if any of you are enterprising folks or just have different taste than me, you send me an email or leave me a comment telling me which recipe you'd like to make, and then I send that recipe over to you and you make it and tell me/us all about it? Doesn't that sound like fun? Or am I totally losing my mind?

I don't mean to be entirely pathetic, but I actually went back to the recycling bin and pulled the recipes out. They're sitting here now, looking up at me dolefully and I'm feeling sort of foolish. So for that reason alone, don't let me lose face, intrepid readers and cooks! Maybe there's one in here for you right now! Let's play.

1. Pommes Dauphine taken!
2. Duck Rillettes taken!
3. Salad of Yellowfin Tuna Confit with Cannellini Beans taken!
4. Golden Apple Triangles taken!
5. Pumpkin Pots de Creme with Amaretti-Ginger Crunch taken!
6. Caramel Coulant - taken!
7. Pumpkin Panna Cotta - taken!
8. Overnight Coffee Cake (with variations!) taken!