We lost another friend last week to cancer. Cancer is ridiculous. It's non-discriminatory. Anyhow, I could go on and on about cancer and my feelings about it, but that's for another day.
Anyhow, her funeral was yesterday and while it was indeed a sad day, there was an amazing revelation as well. I'll blog about that later in the week. But in the meantime, I'm kind of whooped and given that it's Recipe Tuesday, I thought I'd "punt" this week and given you a rerun.
So here you go. When was the last time you cooked with a rock from your garden? Well now you can. I present to you in Tuscan style, Chicken Under a Brick. It's SOOOO 2008....
Okay, I try to do different things every week and I just realized that I did chicken last week...and the week before! Oh well, last Tuesday seems like literally a lifetime ago. It really does. I promise a chicken-free week next week. How about some dessert for a nice change?
Several years ago I was very blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Italy. I was so inspired by everything Italian....from the fashion, to the architecture, from the beautiful scenery, to the food. I remember eating "chicken under a brick" at this little hole-in-the-wall in Venice and it was just sublime. I vowed to learn how to make it.
Really, basic Tuscan cooking is all about simplicity and good ingredients like good olive oil and fresh herbs. Here is my Chicken Under a Brick. I use my trusty cast iron skillet, a large landscape rock (that I set aside and cleaned well for cooking), and fresh rosemary (which I grow all year-round).
Happy Tuesday everybody!