Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pretending I'm French with my 'panier en osier'

Today my dear friend, Laurie, arrived from Paris. I had forgotten that I'd asked her to bring me a french market tote (panier en osier). What a pleasant surprise! I could hardly wait to go to the store and purchase what I needed for dinner. I went to the Cotuit Fresh Market, which has the feel of a small European market, so I was in my glory.
Tonight's dinner: Sausage with Green and Red Peppers, Sauteed Spinach, and Cherry Tomato Salad
Start with a good quality homemade sausage. Cotuit Fresh Market has both sweet and hot sausage.

Slice the peppers and lightly coat with extra virgin olive oil, add salt and pepper.
Grille the sausage and peppers:

Add a tbsp of olive oil and one clove of chopped garlic to a saute pan. When the garlic begins to brown add the spinach and saute for about 3 minutes, or until wilted. Set aside.

Chop cherry tomatoes, cucumber and sweet white onion.  Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and just a dash of red wine vinegar. Add chopped basil and salt and pepper, to taste.
Place the spinach on the plate and the sausage on top of that. Add the tomato salad and the grilled peppers. Bon app├ętit!
For dessert, we savored the Laduree macaroons:
Merci beaucoup to Laurie!


  1. What time do I need to be there for dinner?