Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cheese Board Dinner

sourdough bread
gouda cheese
aged cheddar
gala apple
cherry tomatoes
spanish olives

And the world's tiniest cheddar-apple sandwich!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cherry Tomato Tart

For the crust, let a bit of yeast bloom in warm water. Then mix in:

~3/4 c. flour
pinch salt

And I added some oregano and dried tomato flakes. You can add whatever spice you desire!

And above, I added:

cherry tomatoes
parmesan cheese (grated)

and folded the dough around it.

And bake for maybe....12 minutes? Quick, and certainly delicious.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


A kabab buffet!

A spread of fixings, including:

yellow peppers
cherry tomatoes
purple onions
chicken breast

(I, for one, left the first and last out.)

Bore (beer in hand) was grill master, and well he did.

and hence -- a perfectly cooked shrimp!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Grilled Pizza

We grilled pizza!

1. Make pizza dough
2. Stretch dough, and lay it on oiled, heated grill for about 4 minutes.
3. Remove; add toppings
4. Grill for (maybe) ten more minutes; until bottom is charred slightly.

Such a different taste than oven pizza! And so wondrous. Henceforth, we will have a summer pizza and a winter pizza.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tiny Apple

It's the eve of apple season! On a stroll, I found a tree so laden with apple babies that I am a'feared it will knock itself down in the coming weeks.

But I sampled one, and the cherry-tomato-sized apples were wondrous. Not unbearably sour, as a usual unripe apple! So I am sticking some in my lunch for tomorrow.

And dinner tonight:

Individual mushroom and cherry tomato pizzas on Ciabatta rolls, with goat cheese. The crumbled cheese adds simply the most glorious tang to the whole meal, and I can't describe how satisfying it was!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I have never heard of this.

But eating it raw is like a mild cabbage, but in take-to-work portions. I did not notice that it tasted of apple, as some people have suggested.

As a follow-up, I roasted some with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, olive oil and curry spices ---- they tasted exactly the same. Hmm.

But I like 'em!

Homemade Lobster Roll

No mayo or limp hotdog roll involved:

portuguese sandwich roll
grey poupon mustard
lobster claw & tail meat

It was so much fresher than I would have imagined!

Here it lies, half-defrosted lobster:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cutest Fucking Can o' Sardines.

First Pizza in New House!

We haven't made pizza or bread for at least a month, so we didn't know how this would turn out. Our first pizza at Orange Street! We weren't even sure the oven worked.

Bean loaded the crust up with Cabernet tomato sauce, and scallions and hot peppers from our very friendly neighbor.

I added:

anchovy-filled olives
crushed red pepper

and much shredded mozarella.

...and it turned out grand!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Olive Crostini

1. Dice olives and mushrooms
2. Add to mustard-laden sourdough
3. Top with feta cheese
4. Toast!

And here we have the last of the wonderfully salty crostinis -- would make a perfect appetizer.

French Toast for Dinner!