You may be asking why this blog is called "The Lunchbox Tree." I was raised by a family whose memories were made in the kitchen and at the table. One of my favorite stories came from "Ozma of Oz," by L. Frank Baum:
"...the little girl came upon two trees that promised to furnish her with plenty of food. One was quite full of square paper boxes, which grew in clusters on all the limbs, and upon the biggest and ripest boxes the word 'Lunch' could be read, in neat raised letters.... Inside she found, nicely wrapped in white papers, a ham sandwich, a piece of sponge-cake, a pickle, slice of new cheese and an apple."
This scene inspired me to begin a lifetime affair with all things food; and I hope that my recipes inspire you to enjoy making and eating all sorts of delightful things.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This post doesn't really need a recipe - look at that gorgeous purple cauliflower! I cut it into florets, tossed them on a sheet pan with 2 T. melted butter, a chopped clove of garlic, S&P, and topped it with a little good grated Parmesan. Roast it in the oven for 10 minutes, then broil for 1-2 minutes until slightly browned. Easiest recipe ever... and yes, it works with regular cauliflower, too.