Wednesday, July 25, 2007

We are off.............

to the Big Apple! Check for our travels. We are going to be hitting some very exciting places!!! Come dine with us soon!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Monday Night .....

Zucchini Ribbons tossed with a Heirloom Tomato sauce and fresh Ricotta. Light and Delicious! For dessert Apricot & Blueberry Clafoutis - light and fluffy, almost souffle like and full of flavor!! I used the recipe in my San Francisco Farmers Market cookbook - the best I have found yet!

Sunday Night ........

We came home to find our garden flourishing ...... and fava bean glalore! In honor of the August Monthly Mingle I decided to do something with what is in our garden. First to answer the question of how we try to help the earth? Well, we do have an organic garden growing, hence this meal as well I try to shop locally and organic as much as I can and we also recycle. For dinner, I used all the favas from the garden to make a risotto. I used my basic risotto recipe; but, this time I browned the rice a little before adding the broth and wine. L. is Portuguese and loves spicy and favas so I sauted them with shallots, garlic, olive oil and a spicy red chili. I zested some Meyer Lemon (from a neighbors tree) over the top right before serving!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday Night ....... We are home

at least for a couple days! While we love being in Tahoe with our friends, E. & W., it was nice to come home. I was itching to get into the kitchen and L. was dying for a home-cooked meal! Did not have much in the cupboards so I had to be creative with what we had.... mozzarella cheese, whole wheat pasta, some white wine .... Did pick up some Heirlooms on the way home so we were set in the salad department. Threw together a pasta dish with some Roasted Red Peppers & Fresh chickpeas (kind of .. they had been frozen before leaving). Opened a bottle of Rose that we were saving to taste - terrible, well, not terrible but not what we were craving!