Monday, July 06, 2009

Some non-recipes

Happy belated Fourth, we kept it low-key. We had family over on Saturday afternoon and ate outside in the shade, trying to enjoy the fact it wasn't a thousand degrees. I made the usual suspects plus a tomato + basil + mozzarella salad with tomatoes from Whitton Farms, pearl-sized fresh mozzarella and basil from my garden. Plus a little fleur-de-sel, pepper and olive oil to taste. Super simple and the leftovers are especially good over pasta.I also made this week's TWD selection (OMG brownies!) and the selection for the last week of July, vanilla bean ice cream (OMG ice cream!). It was all really, really good. We had planned on going to see fireworks downtown with friends but by the time everyone left our house we were exhausted and opted to stay home and watch 48 Hours re-runs. Yes, we are that much fun.

Sunday I knit, took a trip with friends to Joann's for fabric and notions and made a fig tart. My friend Melissa inspired me to make a fig tart when she made one recently. I used puff pastry from the freezer, sliced figs from my trees, Peace Bee local honey and some goat cheese. It was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. I am somewhat ashamed to say I ate the entire thing (not in one day though) but it was easy since I didn't have to share. Doug is not interested in fresh figs, he thinks figs should taste like Fig Newtons *eyeroll*. I harvested my first cucumber from the garden and some Serrano peppers. With the cucumber I made a salad of cucumber + red onion + fresh dill + sour cream and salt and pepper.
Happy Monday! (I would suggest not trying this at home HOT PEPPER)


lynseym said...

Yum to all and that pepper photo is the cutest thing ever.

Mellz (less apathy.more cake) said...

Where do you find the pearl-sized mozzarella?? Everything looks SO yummy! I love hot peppers so I probably would try that at home LOL ;)