citrus & candy

This is a family portrait ( a portrait of toy animals, not of us!) I'm really just posting to remind myself of an accidentally good dinner we made last night with leftovers, and we want to remember the recipe. The base was Spaghetti with Cauliflower & Speck from citrus and candy.

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Our Greek version: Sauteé a handful of cherry tomatoes with basil & oregano and generous olive oil until softened and just beginning to blacken. Set aside with a few handfuls of fresh spinach. In the same pan, crisp up some pancetta, speck or serrano ham in more olive oil. Add in a few cloves thinly sliced garlic + zest of one lemon + chili oil + a handful of kalamata olives, roughly chopped. Deglaze with white wine. Return tomatoes to pan with fresh spinach + chopped parsley. Mix in pan. Squeeze half a lemon over the top. When the spinach is wilted, crumble some feta on top. Season generously with black pepper. Serve on top of pasta.

Our soundtrack to spring seems to be hannah georges.