Tuesday, February 23, 2010
what's for dinner?
Matt and I went to Tiverton Four Corners on Friday (more about that tomorrow) and visited this great specialty food store, Milk and Honey Bazaar. We sampled and bought a hunk of Dill Havarti and also took home a slab of Italian Pecorino Romano, our favorite cheese for grating over salads and pasta. Pecorino Romano is hard, dense, and has a wonderfully salty flavor. It crumbles easily and is great for eating by itself or with crackers and Italian cold cuts. I think it may be my favorite cheese, although ask me on a day when I'm salivating at the thought of a chocolate and brie panini and I may have a different answer for you, but I digress.
tonight last night I decided to make an old recipe, spaghetti with sweet potatoes and ricotta, using the fresh-off-the-boat Pecorino Romano rather than the Parmiggiano Reggiano from the local grocery store that I usually add. The combination of herbes de provence and the Pecorino Romano ensured that it turned out deliciously! I can't wait to have a second helping for lunch tomorrow.