Last night he made sauteed cracker-breaded black rockfish (caught himself from our boat this summer on one of his many Westport fishing trips) with steamed fresh beets from our garden and baked spaghetti squash from his mom's garden. Served with grated Parmesan cheese for the squash and my homemade, simple tartar sauce (mayo, grated homegrown onion and my own homemade pickles, grated) on the side, it was a delightful meal! The fish was perfectly cooked and buttery; the squash, tasty on its own, was even better with the nutty flavor of Parmesan cheese; and those beets, sweet and earty at the same time, didn't even need butter or salt. (We will be planting more beets in 2010!)
Some of our 2009 beets, picked and ready to clean and process.