We grabbed coffee - the Bagel guy was not there - just as well, we got The Best Apple Fritters Ever and we stopped briefly to try some lamb broth. The gentleman with the broth also had an array of jarred fermented items. Fermentation is one of those (to me) scary words. When done right, fermented food is so good for you - think yogurt or miso. But just thinking about 'bacteria' and food is enough to lose the appetite. It just goes to show how much we have lost our way with cooking from scratch and knowing our food. I picked up a jar of dilled vegetables and am now incorporating them into tasty dishes that might tempt The Mister.
|No list of ingredients - just going on faith with this one!|
big handful torn, washed Romaine
small amount thinly sliced cabbage
half a dozen kalamata olives
tablespoon chopped walnuts
big spoonful of fermented veg, chopped
heaping tablespoon light feta
splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar
grinding of salt and pepper
Toss together and top with some sliced chicken or other protein for a meal in a bowl. Here I used some chicken cooked with Emeril's Essence that we made last night and is super delicious!
|Hard to even see the fermented bits, but it contributed great flavour!|
Next? maybe a pilaf with lemon or an orzo salad to showcase the great dill flavour.