I have this great market a few blocks from my apartment that I absolutely love for a few reasons. The first is that they seriously promote drinking while shopping. You actually have to walk through/past the bar with so many different beers and wines on tap to even get to the grocery section - and when there it is staring you in the face, and everyone else is enjoying a nice bev, why the heck not take a moment and 'wine down'. Seems like the obvious choice!
This weekend it is pouring rain, although I doubt any of us mind that much considering it is 60 degrees, and last weekend it was snowing. Again. Even still, it is so grey, and being stuck inside all day was just making me crave something bright, fresh, and really flavorful. I have more citrus than I know what to do with, and oranges are so wonderful right now, that this salad was perfect.
In the fall and spring, I love an easy soup that is just as good at room temp as it is just made. This soup is perfect for lunches, and even to serve at a brunch. It is a little bit sweet, and a little bit spicy.
When you're allergic to wheat, and you want crackers, you've got to make crackers. Although, I think this is something fun that everyone can do to make a cheese plate or appetizer more special. Ina does it!! So clearly I am, too!
I am soaking up every last second with brussels sprouts this winter. Since we are currently buried under snow - its brussels sprouts night!
This dish is so satisfying, and delicious, and fresh tasting, and yes, I am talking about broccoli. You actually feel like you are eating something bad for you it is so satisfying. Mmmm.
I had so many big plans for Oscars themed appetizers, and then my day got busy and I found myself with two hours of time to go, in which I also needed to shower and vacuum. Sundays!
Well ladies and gents - here it is, the second quarter of life. I obviously plan on living to 100. So with that, let's talk lunch.
Caesar dressing gets a bad rep, and now I know why.
This is the Caesar dressing that my family grew up making (well, my second mom, Jamie, introduced to us and we made at all of our joint family holidays!) but that I just hadn't had in a few years. Clouded by ready-made and restaurant Caesars, I completely forgot how light, fresh, and flavorful it can be, and why I stopped ordering them out so many years ago! This is such a nice change from the standard vinaigrette, special enough to entertain with, and is bringing back the Caesar Salad for me in a big way.
Add the garlic-grilled Romaine, and it is simply perfect. (Key word - simple!)
I suffer from extreme 'fear of missing out'. All the time. I just like being right in the middle of all of the action and knowing all of the details. Skip to hummus: how many more flavors will they come out with?! I needed to start replicating them immediately.
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