I had the pleasure of hanging out in one of the most luxurious kitchens in all of Portland a few days ago -- In such good company, Adrian and Sasha. I photographed, we lounged and talked about food and Portland . . . all the while Adrian prepared us the most delicious and simple of lunches -- sauteed zucchini on a bed of creamy polenta. She deftly cooked while chatting (a multi-tasking feat I don't quite have down) . . . And I noticed a little detail, she sauteed slivers of fresh garlic, removed them when they turned golden, then threw the zucchini in the hot pan. The resulting vegetable had the whisper of garlic and freshness, without being too overpowering in flavor. It was heavenly!