orecchiette, honeyed rosemary carrots, anchovy January 20, 2008

Filed under: beer,food,golden natural foods,golden produce,holiday,lambic,pasta — insomnisnack @ 8:27 pm

I have been poking around in the kitchen here and there, but I haven’t made a meal worth blogging in a while. This one is in celebration of my favorite vegetable purveyor (Golden Produce) opening their new grocery establishment — Golden Natural Foods!!! I truly love this family, and am very happy for their success. I also should note that I am grateful for the MLK holiday, and appreciative of what it took of others for me to be who I am today.

This new store is beautiful, and if you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting their produce market, GP, you should. That is, if you enjoy fresh, organic, low cost, high quality, abundant produce. I picked up some orecchiette pasta, some fresh parmesan, and anchovy fillets. There was rosemary in the refrigerator, and honey on the countertop. I spied a carrot in the crisper, and took all these ingredients as a sign. I sauteed the carrots in a couple tablespoons of olive oil, added the honey and rosemary, and seasoned with salt and pepper. When the pasta was done, I added it to the pan, along with the anchovies, and topped with peels of the parmesan:

orechiette w/ carrots and anchovy

By the way, have you ever tried Lindemans‘ lambic/gueuze called Cuvée René?

Lindemans Cuvée René

It is delicious, my new favorite beer ever. I mean ever. And I like many beer flavors. Long story short, it is available at GNF, along with a pretty nice selection of beer and wine. I was pleased. Go find out for yourselves!

PS. I love the GP family.


9 Responses to “orecchiette, honeyed rosemary carrots, anchovy”

  1. denisem718 Says:

    I love this dish! I wish I hadn’t been so cranky today and I could have come over and had a taste. It looks delicious and you know I can’t wait to try this beer in my local beverage purveyor.

    I have really missed your food blogs, I hope the next one comes quickly!

  2. insomnisnack Says:

    what’s a little cranky between sisters? you can come over whenever you please, and I’ll whip you up some dinner and spirits.

    I am starting to feel a little more “me”, so i bet you’ll see lots more posts. looking back I said that before…I should make a game of it! A thematic entry for every school I applied to. I do love a challenge!!

  3. Sprue Says:

    This was really delicious. I think I had four pasta shells and I could tell it had the perfect amount of herbs and flavoring. I still need to check out the Golden Meat Market…

  4. insomnisnack Says:

    You snuck those shells even while I was calling from the other room, “those are my leftovers!!!”. No, I’m glad you tasted the pasta. I made another dish with a tomato sauce version, and it was just as yummy. Definitely worth it, getting a little block of parmesan, rather than the pre-shredded. Even if OOB.

  5. curlykale Says:

    I like the themed entry idea and encourage it! This pasta looks delicious and wintry. I really want to try that beer. Can you describe the taste?

    I’ve missed your blogs too!

  6. insomnisnack Says:

    You know, I’m beginning to like the themed entry idea, too! We’ll see what unfolds. The beer is very lightly carbonated, with a strong citrus flavor. I tend to enjoy Belgian white/wheat beers quite a lot, and this one is fermented with wild yeast (or so I read). It tastes incredibly tart – smooth, silky and rich behind the tang. It is full of surprises!

  7. curlykale Says:

    just reading back over old entries. i miss you soooooo much. these posts make me miss you, California, Golden Produce (even though i only accompanied you there once or twice) and the seasons in SF.

    can you believe our dinner was almost 7 months ago?

  8. insomnisnack Says:

    i can’t believe it was seven months…did you ever name your cart? i’m glad you revisit the old posts. i do, too, and have many many fond memories. thanks for the sustained, gentle encouragement to blog, among other things. you keep my back straight, and head up.

    i miss you, too! ❤

  9. curlykale Says:

    my cart is still in CA. I miss her! Will get her back one of these days.

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