pulling mussels from a shell.....

 Well, Central Market you finally disappointed me...half of the mussels were duds....My faith in Western medicine is not strong enough to trust my hepatitis A vaccine in the face of potentially spoiled shellfish.  The remainder of you were delicious.  I sauteed one sliced leek, two pressed cloves of garlic in some butter, added a little verjus and then the mussels---finished with a splash of vermouth and a squeeze of lemon.  Sliced wheat baguette to sop up the juices. 

The burrata I bought in the Central Market's cheese section made up for any seafood shortcomings...I felt like I was at Dough (except for the part where I make my own mozzerella).  The arugula and basil sprouts were harvested from my "garden".  Topped with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic, salt and pepper.  Gone in a flash.   Extra points if you are old enough to get the Squeeze reference.