I eat lunch alone almost every day of the week. I admit, it’s lonely sometimes, but the reward is that I get to make whatever I fancy. This week marked the beginning of my annual share with a local CSA farm, and the box was brimming with green delights harvested that morning. So, for lunch today, I got creative with the color green.
This is a typical lunch for me:
a cell phone standing by,
and a plate of wonderful.
I began by heating some olive oil and some sun-dried tomatoes; the oil from the tomatoes melts into everything giving it such a glorious flavor, so I simply hold back on the oil I add to the pan. Once hot, I tossed in a chopped onion and a clove of garlic. After a few minutes, I tossed in a half a bunch of Kale and some beet greens, washed and chopped. Salt and pepper, please. Tossing periodically, I moved another small pan onto the neighboring burner and gently toasted some walnuts. When the greens had cooked down, after about 10 minutes, I added the walnuts then a handful of small white beans I already had cooked (i.e. leftovers). I gave it a quick turn in the pan, removed from the heat, and then sprinkled it all with some Feta cheese. Warm, filling, and oh so satisfying. Eat your greens! Oh, and I welcome visitors with open arms at lunch time.
Have a wonderful day!