Monday, August 17, 2009

When life gives you tomatillos make salsa verde!!!!

A friend of my mother's apparently grows tomatillos in her garden at her house. And she knows I like to cook and experiment with food. So I made two batches of salsa verde. So delicious. My favorite recipe comes from Tyler Florence of Food Network.

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed
  • 1 small Spanish onion, quartered
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 lime, juiced
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes until the tomatillos are soft but have not burst. Drain. Add the cooked vegetables to a food processor with the cilantro leaves and lime juice.

tomatillo : a staple in Mexican cuisine; also known as the husk tomato. Fruit should be firm and bright green, as the green colour and tart flavour are the main culinary contributions of the fruit

Monday, August 10, 2009


tasty summer salad from food network magazine....

Whisk 1 part white wine vinegar with 3 parts olive oil, and salt and pepper. Toss with baby arugula, red onion slices, watermelon cubes, crumbled feta, nicoise olives and fresh oregano.

I was a little hesitant to try this but I love watermelon and fruit in salad.

I also added

Super refreshing for summertime!!!! Or I suppose anytime.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Proscuitto, olives and mozzarella oh my!

This is the antipasto platter I set up for Sharleen's shower.....

The crunchy rosemary bread sticks wrapped in prosciutto went over really well with the children that were there.

The mixed marinated olives are always a hit.

The pearle mozzarella wrapped in roasted bell peppers were not such a big hit but they looked pretty.

This was a beautiful and easy to put together appetizer for the shower!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baby Shower

Baby Shower cupcake tier. Miniature Chocolate Chip cupcakes with chocolate chip buttercream frosting. I made over 100! It was wild. The left overs went home with people. I also took some left overs to some very appreciative friends....mmmmm. hamer.
This recipe comes from Martha Stewart Cupcake book. I don't know if i can legally post the recipe. I love that book, by the way, the recipes are so unique and different than any other book about cupcakes.
This was so beautiful and delicious!