Chamomile and Lavender Ice Cream
Greens tossed with cassis/Dijon dressing and figs and topped with melted goat cheese "croutons".
A simple pizza with a quick (i.e. no-rise) dough for weeknight dining.
Fresh corn pulled off the cob tossed with purple bell peppers, lime, cilantro and garlic make a fresh summer salsa with just a hint of sweetness.
For some reason I'm hitting a wall with ideas here: I have a friend visiting and we are meeting up for Sunday breakfast/brunch/lunch around noon. They are on a pretty limited budget and want to go somewhere on the cheap. They are staying on west 39th Street, but are willing to travel. I'd love to take them to Tom's in Brooklyn (in my 'hood) but don't want to ask them to come that far.
So here's what I'm after: cheap, simple fare (her husband's a fairly picky eater), easy to get to/not ridiculously far from midtown, where we won't have to wait an hour and a half for a table (don't mind a little wait, since we'll be excited to catch up). Would love your thoughts!! Thanks.
Blueberries, maple syrup and bourbon combine to recreate this favorite breakfast in dessert form.
Sweet and salty panini with chestnut honey and crusty Italian bread.
Yellow squash, goat cheese, lemon thyme and garlic scapes come together to form a light summer dinner.
After foraging a bit in a Brooklyn park, I made a pesto with my findings and served it tossed with homemade ricotta gnocchi.
Flying into town for a wedding. Wedding taking place on a Friday in Albert at the Albert Dance Hall so we are staying in Johnson City. Driving back into Austin and have a flight out at 2. We want to pull our hungover selves out of bed early enough to eat lunch before the flight. Am feeling overwhelmed by the choices and recommendations out there and so why not add to the confusion with your recs as well? :)
So, if you only had 1 lunch to eat in Austin and needed to get to the airport on time, where would you go??
Ice cream cakes in miniature form perfect for small celebrations.
I'm sure there are many, many recommendations for Mexican restaurants in Austin, but I am needing a place with good food and good margaritas that has gift cards that I can purchase from afar. It also needs to be fairly close to where MoPac meets Hwy 290/71 (I don't want the recipients to have to drive too terribly far to redeem--they live just south of the greenbelt off of MoPac).
Thanks for any suggestions!
Farro salad with beets, clementines, Romano cheese and toasted almonds.
Pierre Herme's Olive Shortbread Cookies. Perfect for cocktail parties. Or cheese making parties (cheese and butter recipes as well).
New Year's resolution to try something new every month in the kitchen led to my first ever lobster cooking experience, led by the wisdom of Julia Child.
Heading to Albuquerque next week. Have searched the site, but the search feature has only turned up one item (a Valentine's prix fixe). Sooo--any suggestions on restaurants for me? Thanks!
I have a beef and wine stew recipe that I made last winter that I love. I included some dried wild mushrooms that I soaked in water into the dish (along with the water that I soaked them in) and liked the flavor that they added.
When I passed the recipe along I had a friend ask why not use fresh mushrooms in the recipe since it the rest of it uses such fresh ingredients.
For some reason in my head the dried mushrooms somehow give the broth of the soup more depth of flavor than fresh mushrooms would give. Is this a ridiculous notion/i.e. would fresh mushrooms do the same thing?
Heading to DC for a couple of days this weekend/early next week with my husband. Will be staying near Union Station and probably doing mostly touristy things (neither of us has been since we were kids). For sure are checking out the "What's Cooking Uncle Sam" exhibit at the Archives and having dinner at "America Eats Tavern" after.
Would love some suggestions on good places to eat--a few dinner recs would be nice, but some good lunch and/or breakfast places as well. Really any price range is ok, although we'll probably steer clear of any place super expensive (live in NYC so that's relative, I suppose). Won't have a car with us, so need to be able to get there via public transportation.
Rich chocolate "pudding" drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and coarse sea salt.
Simple carbonara becomes elegant and guest-worthy with the addition of grated, cured fish roe.
Have a friend in town for a birthday, and we want to get together with a medium sized group for breakfast Sunday morning (a couple of weeks away). Many of us have to work Sundays so it will need to be before most places open for brunch service (thinking around 9:30 or 10am). Any suggestions for a place close-ish to the hotel (42nd and 3rd) that can handle around 8 or so people that early in the morning (and would also be fairly inexpensive)?
A few months ago I started some plants from seed (cilantro, small tomato plants, basil, etc). Recently we've had a lot of gnats around and I didn't think much of it. Then my cilantro (which was growing better than all the rest) started to die. At first I thought it was just how I was caring for it, but then noticed lots of small blackish dots all over the leaves. Thought maybe they were eggs, but when you look closely some of them are moving around. I think my cilantro is a lost cause by now, but I have noticed a few of the tomato and basil leaves are yellowing and have the same little bugs on them. What can I do to save my plants? (when I have googled the issue most people suggest how to kill the eggs in the soil, but I don't know how to deal with the ones on the leaves themselves without killing the plants)
TIA for any advice!
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