Sunday, July 20, 2008

little flowers




The rain comes down hard in the village. We can hear it on the roof of the restaurant in the kitchen. The sky is so dark outside, we have the lights on and it looks like early evening. For the past two days, we have had wild weather with high winds, and heavy rain. The electricity even went out the other night for two ours before service. Now, the thunder grumbles overhead.

Earlier this morning, we picked zucchini flowers. Once at the restaurant, we stuff them with mozzarella, or mozzarella and an anchovy, then dredge them in a little flour, and lightly fry them in a pan of oil. While the deluge pounds outside, we eat them while drinking a small glass of Frascati, the classic Roman white wine made from a blend of Roman Malvasia, Trebbiano, and Greco varietals. The flavors burst and collide tasting of heat, and summer at a Mediterranean beach.

--Deirdre

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

it looks delicious.

arlene,
Lakewood florist

Deirdre and Caleb said...

They were, in fact, delicious! Thanks so much for reading the blog!

Deirdre