Sueño de fruta

by Kat S. on July 19, 2014

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If you love fruit, and you haven’t read Jeffrey Steingarten’s section on ripe fruit in The Man Who Ate Everything, that should be next on your list. After picking fresh raspberries at a friend’s house, scavenging for wild black raspberries at my house, going to Healthy Living’s Fresh Off the Truck Sale, and into Trader Joe’s for the first time, I found myself with an abundance of fresh fruit that was just begging to be eaten. Sueño de fruta means “fruit dream,” which is what I put together late this afternoon.

Here’s what was on the plate:

  • a perfectly ripe peach
  • 3 sweet black mission figs
  • a handful of local red gooseberries
  • raspberries from D’s house
  • wild blackraspberries from my house
  • a mango on the verge of being way too delicious for its own good
  • fresh coconut meat

I’m too happy to write anything else. :)

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Dinner Tonight: Redfish

by Kat S. on July 17, 2014

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Our local store has a special on redfish this week – I thought the name was familiar, and then I remembered seeing photos of my brother catching redfish on his last trip to the Carolinas. Redfish is a delicate, not-too-fishy, white-fleshed fish, and as far as I’m concerned, it goes right into the “YES” column.

I baked the redfish with cajun seasoning, lemon and a little butter. I served it with sauteed zucchini and corn (which I made with smoked paprika), and creamy parmesan orzo. It made for a light, but most definitely satisfying dinner. I’ll make this again.

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Bites in Montreal :: Garage Beirut

July 12, 2014
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TweetFor our 3rd anniversary, my parents gave us some money to go on a short trip – we try to see a band we like play live at least once a year, so we opted to take a trip to Montreal this time. After much research, we decided to go to Garage Beirut before going [...]

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Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad

June 21, 2014
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TweetHappy Summer!! I realize today is officially the first “real” day of summer, but I packed up the last of my stuff and moved out of my classroom on Wednesday, so I’ve already been on vacation. =) There are two things I love most about summer food — the fact that we can cook most [...]

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Saffron Lentils & Potatoes

June 19, 2014
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TweetWhat you need: olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced or chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed with back of knife 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root 1 cup sliced peppers – some sweet, some hot 1 generous teaspoon salt 1/4 cup milk 1 pinch saffron 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 cup salsa 1 1/2 cups [...]

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Tortilla española

June 18, 2014
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TweetIt’s hard to believe that I’ve been eating and making tortilla for so many years, and never posted a recipe of it. Spanish tortilla is something that is very close to my heart – a dish that is served in big slices for breakfast, a mid-day snack, or in thick squares on toothpicks for tapas [...]

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Red Lentil Patties with Mint Yogurt & Herb Salad

June 17, 2014
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TweetOver the weekend, I was playing that game I love so much – the “what-on-earth-can-I-make-with-random-stuff-we-have” game. I took some inspiration from a quick search on Pinterest and then surveyed what we had on hand. These crispy little patties are super-satisfying, nicely seasoned, but very light on the palate. And here’s the kicker — they taste [...]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

April 21, 2014
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TweetYou just can’t have Easter without something sweet, and although the Easter bunny didn’t stop off at our house yesterday, we made do. My husband wanted some gooey cookies, but we didn’t have any AP flour and didn’t have any butter either! So I did some searching and came across this recipe for Flourless Peanut [...]

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Quick Barley Pilaf

April 16, 2014
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TweetWOW, does it feel good to cook on a stove again! Our oven kicked the bucket a little while back, and we’ve only made a couple of things since we bought a new one — crispy oven-roasted potatoes to go alongside burgers, a homemade pizza, and tonight, quick barley pilaf. We usually have lots of [...]

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Easy Dessert – Jam Crostata

March 17, 2014
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TweetThis dessert is quick to pull together, doesn’t take a ton of ingredients, and makes use of something that plagues many people I know… almost-empty jam jars taking up room in the fridge! Hence, it’s the perfect dessert to whip up in a snap for a dinner party. *Note – The images in this post [...]

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