Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Edamame Succotash

Hey there all you cats and kittens! Moving has been a bit of a downer, my new digs, fab though they may be, are still lacking in appropriate dsl connections, and as the last remaining desktop owner on the planet (apparently) it has severly limited my blogging abilities. (Note to self, figure out what moblogging is or buy a laptop already!)

But enough of my excuses! On with the show!

This past Saturday night I was thrilled to accompany Miss Tiffany, DK, Boston Boy, The Rock Goddess and her sidekick the ultra fab Rock Demi-God (as a 21 year old, he has yet to achieve full status, but I certainly do see it in his future) to the overwhemlingly inspired Hollyhock House (when you visit LA you must - simply must - put this spot on your agenda, okay?) for an outdoor performance of good ol' William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" ("about what a kingdom does when everyone is left to do as they please") and yet another gloriously gluttonous picnic.

The highlight of the feast, I must say, was the sinfully simple edamame succotash I whipped together almost as an afterthought. While I shamefully admit that at the height of corn season, what I used (gasp, shudder) came from a can, I still stand behind this as a perfect picnic pick-me-up (sorry, I couldn't resist the alliteration there). A hearty balance of cool and smooth soybeans, sweet corn, tangy balsamic and a hint of bite from the shallot, it just works. Yum. Yum.

Now, if you are like us, and a night of British theatrics on a stunning hilltop with surreal vistas has you wound up and looking for more to do...follow our lead and top off your evening with a visit to Jumbos Clown Room*...like the sweet and tangy salad, it totally balances out any night. Try it, and enjoy!

1 cup, shelled, cooked edamame
1 cup corn kernals (fresh, canned, whatever)
1 small shallot, minced
1/2 roasted red bell pepper, minced
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic style vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is a snap! Combine all, season to taste, let marinate 20 minutes and serve.

Enough for 4 people as a side dish

*Jumbos should also be on everyones to to list for a LA visit...while the ladies have gotten much better (younger, prettier, enhanced) looking in the last few years (it used to be where "strippers went to die") it is still a hoot and a half...trust me!


200 billion cans of food are produced annually, worldwide

[SUHK-uh-tash] This southern United States favorite is a cooked dish of lima beans, corn kernels and sometimes chopped red pepper

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Some edamame appeared in our house...I think I can chalk that up to my wife...I think I'm gonna pass this recipe along to her :)
If she makes it, Im sure you will enjoy it!
Yum...I love edamame, this looks like a great side dish. I can't wait to try it!!
Hi! That looks appetizing... they look like tiny candy morsels good enough to snack on... :)
Man, that looks really great! Nice and light...
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