The Mollusc

Chris is on the road, so Sirkka and Nissa came over to hang out on a rainy, even chilly afternoon. A trip to the store yielded a bag of Cape Cod mussels, and some spinach fettucine. The garden gave carrot, fennel, celery, shallot, and green onion plus basil, parsley, thyme, and oregano. A few slices of guanciale got the pan going, and all the rest of the veggies sweated until soft. Then wine, mussels, and the cover while the pasta cooked. Then herbs and all tossed together in my Mom’s big bread-rising bowl. I also wilted some escarole with oil, garlic and lime juice, and Christine made a salad. Sirkka made coconut ice cream. We drank a 2006 Bourgogne rosé by Frédéric Magnien. Delightful.

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