My friend Linda just send me this link to Summer Tomato, a wonderful fresh food blog from San Francisco. This is one happy Sunday (or Sinday, as some folks have started to call it in FaceBook)! I love blogs from foodies who care about what and how you eat, and HOW MUCH IT COSTS!! Summer Tomato scores high on all counts. Holy crap!
My son arrived from Iowa a month ago, where he had worked for a grocery store on and off (5 years off for the Navy) since he was 14 years old. His jaw DROPPED the first time we took him to Whole Foods. For a treat, I bought a wonderful little rack of lamb--8 wee chops from New Zealand--for $19.95 a pound! He couldn't believe it. I could. I adore those racks of lamb with the itty bitty chops. I baste them with a recipe my then husband got from the man who owned the motel in Dickinson, ND. He got the recipe from his grandmother, who grew up 40 miles from Jerusalem. Basically, it's equal amounts of lemon juice, honey, oil, and garlic blended till it's creamy. You brush it on the lamb, and expose it to the heat (either a rotisserie or grill or frying pan or roasting pan) until you think it's done. (You can tell....trust yourself!) When it smells divine and looks like it's cooked, separate the little chops and bathe them with the rest of the lemon-oil-honey-garlic sauce, and, well, enjoy!! Goddess....this is one divine dish!!