breakfast sausages

in a pool of maple syrup

(I was at a diner eating this—with waffles, not pictured—while my bf was doing a triathlon... is that wrong?)



When I think summer, I think gazpacho.

There are tons of gazpacho recipes out there, but I chose this one from Anne Burrell, because I was intrigued by her incorporation of bread (an ingredient that never would have occurred to me). I think the bread added a wonderful body to the soup, so it feels like you're eating something substantial (gazpacho can sometimes tend to be a bit watery). If you're looking for a good gazpacho recipe, I highly recommend Anne's.


dinner at sandra's

A glorious July 4th meal prepared by my friend Sandra...

Shrimp with hot peppers:

Baked asparagus with oil & balsamic:

Roasted fennel:

My contribution—Crostini with nectarine, goat cheese, scallion & jalapeno:
(is it just me, or does it look happy?)

Homemade pesto:

Fried zucchini:

Manchego with the chorizo, before it was cooked:

Chorizo and onions sautéed in red wine:

(don't worry, lonely chorizo, I will eat you.)

Biscotti and raspberries, with a raspberry lambic:

Thank you, Sandra!
As much as I love to cook, sometimes it's nice to just be the eater :-)