Full disclosure up front – I did not make the purée of any of these vegetables! Whew, glad I got that off my chest first. Anyways, this trio of vegetable purees caught my eye at Wegmans. I just saw a beautiful plating in my head and had to buy them. All natural, very few ingredients, … More Seared Scallops and Vegetable Purée Medley
Sometimes we’re not even cooking anything, just assembling an array of fabulous ingredients and expertly-crafted products to make them sing in perfect harmony. Such was the case the other night when my sis and I went to town on some sashimi and lobster. I was dying to try out some new olive oils I got … More Great Products = Great Dishes! A tail of two oils…and a lobster.
Great take at the farmer’s market last weekend, I scored several bags filled with farm fresh produce. This included a nice big graffiti Eggplant. So naturally, stuffed Eggplant came to mind, stuffed with ground turkey, tomatoes, and Italian herbs. The striations on the graffiti eggplants are so pretty! They don’t stay this vibrant when … More Stuffed Eggplant
More beach, more seafood. Can’t get enough? Me neither. I love the Outer Banks. I know I’ve written about it before, but I spend a lot of time there so you’ll see it pop up again and again. And again. It’s not as quiet as it was when we started going in the 80s, but … More Beach Eats Two!
I’m sure there will be more to come during my beach vacation eating adventures, which means almost all seafood, but for starters, here are two nights of my ocean-to-table goodies!! On the first menu, super fresh seared tuna, fried NC shrimp, and fried zucchini! I crusted the tuna (caught merely hours before I got it … More Beach Eats!
Ok, so it wasn’t me who actually did the fishing, but I did get to benefit from it!! The hubs reeled in a some, fresh rockfish for me to turn into dinner, and this I did. I started with this nice big filet fresh off the boat (they cut and cleaned your catch for you … More Gone Fishin’
So I just came up with this name and I love it. It’s a sauce you make to toss things like, in last night’s case, brussel sprouts in! I’ve done a really great one for Brussels before – harken back to the lemony dinner a couple months ago. So many things can work for a … More “Toss Sauce”
Last night the food was fancy, but the dress was not. Pajamas, in fact. But no expense spared on our delicious spread! We began with a martini pairing – lobster martinis and Greg Goose martinis! What?? Yes, a food one and a drink one! Lobster-tini time. We picked clean a gorgeous 2-pounder with huge claws … More Girls’ Night: Fancy Slumber Party Foods!
I guess I was in a tropical mood last night. Made a dinner with the idea in mind to use up some leftover fresh salsa, got insipired by some fresh pineapple, found a bottle of Malibu Rum in the liquor cabinet (that never goes bad, right?), and put it all together! I’m going to … More Tropical Dinner and Drinks!
I know it’s been a little bit, I’ll stop starting blogs like that. You get it, life happens, etc… Anyhoo, I got a new spiralizer yesterday and had to try it out. My last one wasn’t sogreat and eventually just stopped working. It was the “as seen on tv” Vegetti. So I upgraded to one … More Cilantro Lime Salmon and Spiralized Veg