7.13.2011

Day 30 of 365- Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary

( July 12th )

Zeana came over, we swam, put the children down for a nap, then proceeded to get a head start on dinner. I started the fingerling potatoes, learned that my broiler in this new oven is way more powerful than the one in the Detroit St. house, and burned them a bit. Richie started the charcoal, made burgers, bbq chicken, and Brussels sprouts. I made a multi grain pasta mix, and found out from Zeana asking me that my chicken bouillon that I've been using for some time now has MSG in the ingredients. Ahhh. I feel so annoyed. Why is this so hard? I felt so stressed out that I forgot to even take pictures of the meal. Although it was really good.

FINGERLING POTATOES W/ FRESH ROSEMARY

a small bag of finger link potatoes
1/2 onion ( yellow )
1 TBs canola oil
1 TBs butter
fresh rosemary
kosher salt
pepper

Zeana told me that Canola oil is supposedly bad and that olive oil is a better choice. I told her that olive oil is poisonous at high temperatures. She also pointed out that I hadn't bought "organic" fingerling potatoes, and that if I am going to skimp on organic ingredients, don't do it on things like potatoes because of the skins being able to soak up the toxins so easily in something like a potato. I told her to have some water and that it was really really good out of our fridge filter. I told her the filter worked really well. She asked me how did I know, did I have the water tested? I really don't like it when what I am doing is evaluated. I'm not sure why, but my afternoon with Zeana reminded me of the poem by Suzanne Somers "Organic Girl". It seemed like everything I did was not "cool" enough or "organic" enough or "healthy" enough.

"Organic girl dropped by last night

For nothing in particular

Except to tell me again how beautiful and serene she feels

On uncooked vegetables and wheat germ fortified by bean sprouts–

Mixed with yeast and egg whites on really big days–

She not only meditates regularly, but looks at me like I should

And lectures me about meat and ice cream

And other aggressive foods I shouldn’t eat."

-Suzanne Somers

1 comment:

  1. Fingerling Potatoes. Finger-Ling. 'Cause they're long like little fingers. Besides that, I love your blog.

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