The pre-dinner salad is such a ubiquitous thing. We hardly ever notice it, except when the dressing is clearly straight out of a bottle, or drowns the greens. But this salad caught my attention, in a good way, last night when I was taken out to dinner by a friend for my birthday. Yes, the… Read More
Archives for July 2011
Regular readers may recall a post back in May where I bemoaned the loss of prosciutto for my dinner salad. The guilty party, Joe, was ultimately discovered and properly scolded for this transgression. Well this week it’s dinner salad week for our little cooking school, and Annie selected this recipe for her dinner last night.… Read More
“But even with the clearest directions, making pie crust is a craft, and one must develop a feel for the dough. The more you make dough, the better you get.” Rose Levy Beranbaum, “The Pie and Pastry Bible”
This pie would have been even better if I had managed to serve it without flipping over the first slice I cut. Tragic.
We stopped at a farmer’s market on the way home from the beach on Sunday. The produce was so colorful and aromatic and well-priced that Joe and I went a little crazy buying it all up. I think the best part of our purchases were the bell peppers. They were so very pepper-y and seductive… Read More
See the bunnies swimming in the chowder? That’s how you can tell it’s a seafood soup, because of the orange floating crackers. I know, you expected to see goldfish swimming in the soup, but aren’t these even cuter? When Joe first looked in his bowl, he thought they were swimming men – cute of him… Read More
The best part about coming home from the shore is the opportunity to stop at the farm stands and bring home these garden fresh goodies.
For a girl that doesn’t like tomatoes, Annie made a delicious tomato bisque for our dinner last night. As she continues to insist, she likes cooked tomatoes like you’ll find in tomato sauce, ketchup or tomato soup, and sometimes uncooked tomatoes like you’ll find in fresh salsa. It’s the texture, not the flavor that bothers… Read More
I hope you guys didn’t miss the date last Sunday because it was National Ice Cream Day. I was going to post a blog informing you but, hey, I was busy entertaining friends so it never happened! So let me share with you today what I did to celebrate the day around here. I made… Read More
“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” – Anonymous (And I did!)