Sunday, September 9, 2007

Feels like fall

Remember these little guys from a few weeks ago?

Well tonight they made their big debut as part of a very fall friendly side dish of sauteed delicata squash, cranberry beans, rosemary and sage.

Delicata Squash and Cranberry Beans with Sage and Rosemary Olive Oil

This was our first experience with both delicata squash and cranberry beans and what a marvelous introduction it was! Too bad I destroyed the tenderloin in the process of babysitting them. Oh well, no one is perfect, especially not yours truly.

The squash was sweet and tender, almost like a combination of sweet potatoes and gnocchi, while the cranberry beans were very starchy and nutty. The sage and rosemary were added to some garlic and sauteed in olive oil for the base of the squash and cranberry beans. The sage compliments squash so beautifully and the rosemary adds great depth.

All and all a great first attempt at both of these fall treats and a promising beginning for our fall cooking.

I couldn't figure out which picture best portrayed this evenings creation, I personally like the one below, but G likes the others. What do you think?

Now off to a puppy playdate before the VMA's. Happy Sunday and may you have a wonderful week!


Emilie said...

This looks delicious. You're very lucky to get your hands on such produce. I haven't seen cranberry beans here....did you use canned, dried, or fresh?
Anyway, thanks for posting.

Me said...

That looks very nice for a fall day (which can't come soon enough!). I agree that the last picture is the best. I have been trying to figure out the right angle and cropping for food pics and I think you found it.

countrygirlcityliving said...

Yes, we feel very lucky to be so close (2 blocks) to the best farmers market in the city. I will be so sad to move out of NYC if only because of the local produce. Is it bad that I'm more worried about produce than Broadway???

Thanks for reading!

countrygirlcityliving said...

Hello me! (
That sounds weird to say!)

Thank you for dropping by, and of course for agreeing with me on the photo that best suits this yummy dish.

My amazing hubby (who is also supporting my phd work) is also a great photographer, so I don't like to disagree with him about 'shots' but I do like the last one...

Thank you for stopping by!!

Colleen said...

Okay. You are amazing! I was watching a cooking show with a very annoying chef (who will remain nameless) You on the other hand make everything seem elegant and beautiful!
Schedule me for dinner tomorrow night, okay?

countrygirlcityliving said...

You are always welcome in our kitchen, ahem, shoebox!
Tomorrow's post won't be about food, but I hope you like it just the same.
All the best,