It is Labor day weekend and I was just thinking yesterday that you can’t ever grill enough. I would grill in the winter if I could get to my grill. Maybe this year I will try and put it in an area I can! Now I am just rambling.
So this weekend I was determined to cook on the grill a few times. Last night we had some great grilled vegetables. Pepper, Asparagus, Onions, and Potatoes. I kept it very simple. Everything just tossed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Smoked Spanish Paprika, Salt and Pepper. That’s it. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, it has been some time since I posted on my blog, not sure why, I have the best intentions, always. I take pictures as I am making dishes. Have everything ready, but just don’t post the stuff… Hmmm.
My latest distraction has come because I have spent a lot of time, redesigning and coming up with way on how to get traffic to one of my other sites, http://www.that-easy.com. I knew it might take some time to get that site to where I wanted it, but I guess I didn’t think it would take this much time! Read the rest of this entry »
So I have posted before about making homemade pizza dough and it is easy to make, able to get all the family involved and just tasty. The other day I was browsing through one of my old cookbooks Baking with Julia and found a focaccia recipe I wanted to try my hand at. Let just put this out there, I am not a good baker so it needs to be straight forward, and of course Julia Child comes to the rescue.
The original idea was to make some bread for dinner, or possibly some sandwich rolls for a grilled chicken sandwich. Was sure, but knew I wanted to give this a try. Read the rest of this entry »
So, we are going to New York City this weekend for a verity of reasons but the two main reasons are to EAT and the other is to go to some fabric store my wife wants to visit. Something about project runway or something. She makes awesome hand bags and sells them primarily on Etsy.com (her store is MyVintageBlossom.) you should check it out!
But back to the food and eating. I can’t wait. We made dinner reservations at Artisanal for Friday night, after posting for some help on FoodBuzz.com. Lots of great feed back from my “friends” there. We also got an updated Zagat Guild (No relationship to Zigzat! LOL). Read the rest of this entry »
It was all and all a beautiful day, up until it started raining tonight, but we got some grilling in tonight before the rain came down. Tried to keep it simple, Grilled Chicken, Cole Slaw and Corn on the Cob. Sounds like summer food right?
I work from home during the summer on Wednesdays so during my normal lunch time I did a little prep work. Clean up some chicken breast, got them marinated in Spanish olive oil, balsamic and herbs. I shaved the cabbage on the Japanese Mandolin and got the rest of the Cole slaw prepped up. Read the rest of this entry »
Now you don’t…..
We picked some of the first sweet 100 tomatoes off our plant yesterday and had them one the counter. I snapped a few photo and planned on eating them at some point with my wife later that night. But guess what?
I looked a little later and they were gone. Curious I asked my wife “did you eat those tomatoes that were on the counter?” Her response? “NO!”, Read the rest of this entry »
So, I just went to my blog and realized it has been over a week since my last post! Man, I guess now that summer is actually here I have slipped a little.
My goal is to get back on that horse, and chronicle some food a little more. It’s not like I haven’t been cooking. Friday we had Lamb and Brown rice, Saturday grilled chicken salads and yesterday we BBQ’ed all day long. Last night I even cooked a bunch of lobster to make my Lobster Rolls with company in town from Texas, they are in for a treat tomorrow night.
More to come….
Oh, and an update, I have picked one, that’s right one lonely tomato of my tomato plant I got for fathers day!
It still doesn’t feel like summer here as we have rain once again. But that doesn’t stop me from making it feel like summer, so in come the heirloom tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, Spanish Olive oil and Aged Balsamic for the perfect summer salad.
On the way home from our Fourth of July celebration (one of the few nice days we have had) the next morning we were passing by a Trader Joes. It it about 25 minutes from our house and the only relatively local decent non-big-box grocery store in the area, we didn’t want to pass on the opportunity. It is pretty sad when I say that, but it is the truth. Yes the local grocery stores are barely tolerable, but to get anything out of the ordinary we have to travel. Some of you might say that Trader Joe’s isn’t all that special (my the way I don’t disagree) but there is NOTHING else around.
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It has been a few weeks since fathers day has pasted but I am just starting to see the fruits of my gift from my son. He had given me a huge sweet 100 tomato plant. Yeah it is July 3rd but here in New England is not been your typical summer.
Rain, rain and more rain has really put a damper on the growth of the fruit growing from the plan. It is now starting to have several green tomatoes and I can’t wait for the tomatoes to start coming!
In my salads for lunch, tomato basil salad with dinner, or just popping on in my mouth, so sweet like candy. I will be updating you all over the course of the summer as to how my fathers day gift is doing. Read the rest of this entry »