The list of things I am thankful for is long and eclectic: today’s absolutely lovely 70 degree weather and having the day off to enjoy it, tonight’s delicious homemade dinner and the cookbook that inspired it, my job, this blog and my readers and blends, my home, my family, my friends, most especially that they are all safe and well tonight…and finally some daylight during dinnertime for foodie photography lighting perfection.
This Black Bean Ragout is a Smitten Kitchen recipe that hit. the. spot. Hearty, spicy ragout over thick garlicky toast, topped with cumin-scented crème fraîche, lime-pickled onion and fresh chopped cilantro. Plus a few wedges of avocado for good measure. A squeeze of lime and a few cracks of salt over the whole plate and oh my, are we in business.
The recipe is unfortunately not to be found on Deb’s blog but it can most certainly be found in her delightful book. Or just come on over and enjoy some leftovers with me! I made a full pound of beans my friends, there are a delicious lot.
My deepest sympathies go out to the victims of today’s tragedy in Boston. I can’t imagine. If anything, it is a strong reminder to be thankful for the little things, because we never know when someone or something might take them away. Lots of love and lots of hugs.