Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mush in my Mouth



Hi friends, thanks for the invite. I do like the look of things so far, and I hope you don't mind if I spend the next few posts cataloging the mushy loves of my life. They give both joy and consternation, as Mr. B likes his green beans briefly steamed and pasta more than toothsome. Well, the green bean debate will rage on, but I do have an end run around the pasta issue: trahanas. A Greek pasta that comes in both sweet and sour varieties, it was made to be mush. I've only had the sour version, which is semolina mixed with yogurt or soured milk curds (which I suppose is the same thing) and is terribly easy to make.
Do this (I do like y'all's directives):
Boil a quart of water, add a cup of trahanas, boil for 15 minutes. Add diced fresh or canned tomatoes and sprinkle with feta. I've had this as a soup in Greece but serve it as a side here, most recently with a zucchini frittata. Added bonus: it glistens just as viscerally as in the pic - nice, no? I've only found it at a Greek shop in Northern VA, but it's available on Amazon.com. Blogging is fun! peace out

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