Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Simpler Things

With fresh produce from the farm (or farmer's market), I think that simpler is better - let the ingredients shine. Here is a fresh heirloom cherry tomato salad dressed simply with good olive oil (from Tuscan family friends' farm), sea salt, and basil picked from the garden. The ideal summer salad - no fuss, and all the flavor.

Creative Cake Idea

The "sea cake" my sister made for the annual family Crab Festival: crumbled graham cracker to look like sand, buttercream frosting tinted like water, and a seashell as the centerpiece!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zucchini Boat

My attempt at recreating the delicious zucchini dish I had at The Local in Charlottesville: baked zucchini filled with quinoa in a fresh tomato garlic sauce topped with walnuts, goat cheese, and tart dried cherries.