I’m not going to lie, tonight’s dinner was just so-so. I’m off my game. Does this happen to you? Maybe I was trying to hard to accommodate last night’s pasta. Also I had some ideas about a cucumber yogurt dish that weren’t entirely clear. We had great company though, my cousin Kirst came by, fresh back from the Galapagos Islands.

The broccoli tonight was good, from my csa box of course. I like to use the broccoli leaves as well as the florets.

• Basic Broccoli •
Heat some olive oil in a large skillet until shimmering, add a smashed clove or two of garlic and saute until just barely golden. Add the broccoli florets and leaves, some red pepper flakes and salt. Cook stirring frequently until still bright but tender. Yum.