The little chorus of dancing ladies have had to cover up their skimpy clothes with fat parkas, and they are none too happy at the effect this has on their girlish figures.
I have encouraged them to reframe their feelings from negatives into positives in the form of memory – specifically memories of summer.
As if floating adrift on the Pacific ocean in a boat (just like the characters in the super movie “Unbroken”), all of the puppets have begun dreaming of all their favorite summer food. and today, the topic of their obsession was – sea beans. More specifically deniz börülcesi. It’s all I have heard about all day.
On the island of Bozcaada, you often see groups of restaurant worker sitting around a table at midday pulling the stems out of each tiny sea bean frond. It is a labor of love. Later, these sea beans are steamed lightly and finished off in the simple sauce of lemon and garlic – with olive oil of course. You can read all the details about how to prepare this dish over at A Seasonal Cook in Turkey.
Please try these wonderful sea beans the next time you’re on the Aegean coast! And please send some warmth this way!