Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summertime and the cookin' ain't easy

I've been slacking on posting recipes but I have not been slacking on what I've been making in the kitchen:

Mae West and Lola enjoy a summertime picnic

Forrest Mushroom soup with truffle oil, homemade bread with brie and jam

grilled steak on warm pit with taziki sauce, olive, tomato chickpea salad

homemade bread

individual portion peach cobbler

How to make the smallest Caprese salad

Even though it is still early to harvest, you can still enjoy a fresh from the yard Caprese salad.


6 ripe sungold tomatoes, halved
6 small basil leaves, halves
1 mozzarella stick, cut into 12 pieces
salt and pepper
balsamic vinegar
olive oil


1. Stack cheese, basil, tomatoes
2. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
4. Enjoy outside