Entries in Food & Wine (4)
ripe tomatoes + basil + gorgonzola + extra virgin olive oil + sea salt + pepper = happiness!
Great with a glass of sparkling rose or cava, it's the ideal starter dish for the late summer holiday weekend's flavor-filled menus that lie ahead...
What's the recipe for a swell start to the summer?
Following the watching of the Wimbledon finals (breakfast = a double Illy espresso + blueberries + french toast), I hopped to the Delaware shore to celebrate Independence Day with Lady C and toast my parents' wedding anniversary. Continuing with the blueberry theme, many a minty mojito ensued, along with s'mores, sporty activities, sunshine and shopping.
Weekend wardrobes don't vary too much from from summer to summer...lots of madras and cotton eyelet dresses, bikinis, and Lacoste accessorized with all one really needs at the beach: JCrew flip flops, a Smathers & Branson needlepoint key fob and Ray Ban aviators. Simple is the name of the game when the agenda includes fireworks on the beach, lobster roll + pints, an old-fashioned tire roll contest on Second Street...nothing too strenuous, just pure beach weekend bliss.
Prepping for a lovely summer lunch :: Lady C and I journeyed to the weekly farmers' market under Baltimore's JFX for some much-needed Zeke's coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice (plus a bag of hot donuts) as well as tons of fresh fruits and vegetables for the week ahead...