swimming at Pescheria.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
We are on the road to lignt, easy and tasty this week! Fennel and rice salad - tangy and very tasty (not to mention very easy)! I should had served a nice warm crusty loaf of bread with it but did not have time to pick one up today. Dessert ... some simple cubes of a wonderfully fresh cantaloupe!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Needed a small amount of comfort today. Made homemade mac and cheese and a simple salad of butter leaf lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and some very nice Roquefort! Ahhhhhh..... comfort!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Lucky for us I purchased an issue of Gourmet magazine at the Newark Airport when we were trying to get home from NY a couple weeks ago. I never buy Gourmet; but, I was intrigued when I saw on the front cover that there was a bit on sliders. We had just had some at the Little Owl so I was very excited! Anyhow, I was inspired by a couple recipes in this issue and I made the following for dinner! Soba noodles sauteed with a cabbage and shitake mushroom sauce. I also sauteed some fresh paprika peppers to serve along side it .... to give it some heat! Was delicious! For dessert I served a homemade plum and red wine sorbet! (recipes, to come ...)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I went to the farmer's market today, the first time I have been to the Saturday one in years! So glad I did as my favorite little girls where just sitting there waiting for me to buy them, take them home and turn them into something wonderful ~ Eggplant Stacks. Served with a simple Heirloom Tomato salad, crusty french bread and homemade butter inspired by Miche Mache! Wonderful evening we had!
Friday night we finally had a warm enough evening to take advantage of the deck - it has been a long time! Woked a veggie stir fry - red & purple bell peppers, zucchini, yellow patty pan squash and some young red onions. Very simple with some olive oil and then a sprinkling of a new Tuscan salt. The highlight was a grilled Branzini, which I stuffed with a mixture of fennel, red onion, oregano and Meyer lemon - first time grilling and eating a Branzini, it was wonderful - peeled off nicely from the skin & bones, it was light, moist and very flavorful!