July 17th, 2009

The Epicure

It seemed a good idea at the time

If you're looking to ensure that your partner won't eat a common farm share staple she's normally kind of cool to, one of the best things to do is to pair it with something else she's also not terribly fond of and then spike it with too much sage. All the sausage in the world will not convince her to eat it.

It wasn't my favorite, either, and as I've seen elsewhere in a lot of "healthy" sources, the recipe was a little wonky. Where they got the idea for 12 cups of kale, I can't fathom. I used maybe 1/4 of that, and there was more than enough greenery. The major problem, though, fell to flavor. One of the commenters said that the dish was kind of bland and grassy., and while I don't think bland is accurate, dropping sage on top of kale outside of a spicy broth seems to have done nothing so much as to make everything taste incredibly floral. This was probably exacerbated by choosing to use a biere de garde in place of the red that was called for, but that kind of substitution usually works for me.

V's roast chicken, on the other hand, came out beautifully.