|carpenteria farmer's market|
something to make - mayonnaise. ok that's kind of a weird one. but i made some and it was gross (to make) but good (to eat). it taste so much better than the kind you find on the shelf. and it's got four ingredients - egg, oil, lemon and salt. not interested in eating raw egg? make your own salad dressing, pancake mix, or ice cream. it's so worth the work.
something to watch - top chef duels. is anyone else watching? talk about inspiring, innovative, and beautiful. these chefs are true creative geniuses. i am in awe of what they can put on a plate in 20 minutes. and to have it taste good, wow! also watching the knockout on bravo tv dot com.
something to do - i have a list going of all of the restaurants in our
something to eat - i made the bang bang shrimp this week and it was amazing. i used my homemade mayo for the sauce, served it on butter lettuce with some cherry tomatoes and a side of grilled baby bok choy with balsamic vinaigrette . it reminded us of the shrimp we had from the deli in kauai. one of the best meals we've had in the past 22 days.
something to try - grilled peaches. i bought some beautiful peaches at the farmer's market in carpenteria yesterday and i can't wait to grill them. my favorite is to slice the peach, wrap them with prosciutto and then grille them. serve on a bed of greens with some pistachios, olive oil and balsamic. so, so good.
something to inspire - bon appetite's picks for america's best new restaurants of 2014. love the videos that go along with the articles. i saw the video for the grand central market in los angeles and now am inspired to take a culinary field trip when the kids go back to school. pupusas, the egg dish at the egg restaurant (sorry this is a family blog), and that pizza - oh that pizza. looks like i may need to make several trips.