Comments on: Stir-fried Pork with Pattypan Squash and Garlic Scapes Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:49:29 +0000 hourly 1 By: deinin Sun, 12 Aug 2007 06:31:10 +0000 I, too, have yet to experience either of those vegetables, but they both sound like stuff I’d REALLY like. Mmm.

By: Rasa Malaysia Sat, 11 Aug 2007 16:59:00 +0000 Danielle, I have never seen or heard of those two veggie before-pattypans squash and garlic scapes, but they sure look pretty and colorful. :)

By: Danielle Thu, 09 Aug 2007 18:39:03 +0000 tw – I’m with Yvo in wondering what the wrong way to cook rice could possibly be! (Actually, I usually make Dave cook rice. I feel like I always screw it up.)

N – Sounds like a great division of labor!

Yvo – I remember that article. I thought it was interesting, but very far removed from my personal experience. My guy friends all cook with me very well. Garlic scapes are easy to find at the greenmarkets early in the summer, though they’re almost gone by now. They’re what farmers cut off the garlic plants so that the bulbs will grow more. They are so very tasty!

Lisa – Oh dear. Sorry about that! Also, mmmm, chowder. Dave’s a total bread-making fiend. He’s on a quest to learn to make bread from first principles.

Ivonne – I find pattypans to be on the sweet side for summer squash, which I’m really into.

By: Ivonne Wed, 08 Aug 2007 23:07:22 +0000 Perfect, indeed!

Do you know that I’ve NEVER had pattypan squash. In fact, I’ve only ever seen them at the farmer’s market and that was only recently. But this dish is so beautiful that I have to try them. Thanks so much, Danielle!

By: Lisa Wed, 08 Aug 2007 22:44:39 +0000 Oh man.. why couldn’t you have posted this yesterday? :P

I had a pork tenderloin for dinner last night and didn’t know what the hell to do with it.. so I just roasted it and whipped up a maple/balsamic glaze. Was good, but this looks outstanding!

Thank you so much for bringing it to the Festa! ;)

I do 100% of the cooking/baking/cleaning in the summer – his job is to take care of the yard.. but in the winter, I’d say he probably cooks 40% of the time (his job is seasonal so he’s home more in the winter). His forte is soups, stews, chowders – practically anything you can eat with a spoon. har! In the winter he always cleans up, even after I cook.. so it’s really nice for me.

Now.. if I could only get him to learn how to bake bread.. :D


By: Yvo Wed, 08 Aug 2007 21:10:03 +0000 Hehehe…. this reminds me of that article in … New York Times, was it? A few months ago or so, they had an article about how some men were taking over kitchens and belittling/scaring the women into thinking they were bad at cooking etc. Not to say Dave is like that, but it was talking about drawing lines in the kitchen and how sometimes it just doesn’t work to have two personalities in the kitchen.
As for myself – I’m with N. He cleans, I cook. He can’t cook to save his life, has no interest in learning and for now, just wants to eat what I make, which is fine by me s’long as he keeps cleaning. ;)
PS This looks yummy! What’s a garlic scape? Does it have other names – I can’t remember where but I just read a recipe somewhere the other day that had an interesting greenbean looking thing that was named garlic-something else.
PPS Umm… why does the way she washes rice make your ancestors cry? IS THERE A WRONG WAY??? =X

By: nex0s Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:21:17 +0000 I do it all – but he CLEANS it all!!! I think when we have a bigger kitchen, he’ll help me cook sometimes, but right now it is really too too tiny for more than one person.


By: tw Wed, 08 Aug 2007 18:14:36 +0000 Funny. D and I cross lines a lot, but there are a few very definite ones.

She bakes rye bread, I don’t (so by default, I’m now baking just about all of our other breads).

I bake the complicated cakes (but she helps, because sometimes you just need that third hand), and cook Chinese (because it makes my ancestors cry to see the way she cooks rice).