Friday, August 17, 2007

All the fish are ..

swimming at Pescheria.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Another Light Evening ....

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!

Quick, Easy & Super Good

Summer Garden Tortelloni~ I was suspect about white corn with pasta, but, it was fantastic!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Comfort Food

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

Asian Inspired Sunday Night Dinner

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

Dry Farmed Tomatoes

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!

Wok this ....

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!