Today was a good day. It started with a run and breakfast with a friend. I sat with a drawing pad for an hour, then learned how to decorate cupcakes (what can’t you learn from the interwebs?). I hope you got to do something you love on this holiday.
Archive for the 'Food' Category
Several weeks ago I was in Ames, Iowa for a workshop and had dinner at The Cafe downtown. Since then I’ve been thinking about their Somerset Salad (PDF) and wanted to recreated it. The freeze dried corn was the conundrum, but thanks to my friend K and her advice, I found it at Target (along with dried edamame, peas, and various fruits…the ideas are swirling in my head). The salad really wouldn’t be the same without the corn, sweet, crunchy, light, it adds a texture that rivals crunchy croutons but without the bread.
My fellow babies, this is an amazing salad. I swapped the lovely salmon of the original for a few baby potatoes (one even heart shaped!) and some slices of avocado. Instead of arugula I combined spinach and romaine and a little parsley. A quick home made buttermilk dressing finished it off. I think this is a very versatile salad. I bought some freeze dried strawberries, too, which would also be delicious. I may be eating this all week.
August 2nd was National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. To celebrate, I made Pastry Studio’s amazing cocoa wafers and stuffed them with vanilla ice cream. So, do you like your sandwiches open faced? or regular?
That would be me, because I forget to take a picture of my beautiful food until I’ve eaten half of it. This is half the vegetarian/vegan plate at Queen of Sheba. De-lish!! The Gomen Watt (collard greens) and Yemisir Kay Watt (red lentils) were my favorite.