Saturday, August 30, 2014

Heartbreakingly beautiful

Today I was in Trader Joes and they had tomatoes so beautiful that I cried.  Literally cried. 

The last time I saw tomatoes this beautiful they had been grown just for me.  Come to think of it, maybe that's what made me cry. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

End of summer

Just cut up the last of the Mattapoisett tomatoes. Sad. 

But a sprinkle of smoked salt flakes, a grind of pepper and a drizzle of good balsamic will do them justice. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Simply Orange High Pulp

I love OJ. I like it by itself, with a little seltzer to lighten it up and of course with champagne as a mimosa.  And I like pulp. So when I was at the store and saw a high pulp option I thought, 'sign me up!' 

Well after one glass the jury is back and Simply Orange High Pulp is a definite no.  
Unless you like an inch of goop at the bottom of your glass.  Then this is the juice for you. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ploughmans Lunch


Here's a tip: buy your ham and cheeses for this snack from the Deli. If you ask them to slice extra thick (#10 at my market) then you need only cut crosswise to make these beautiful nibbles! 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Butterscotch Vodka

Out of that fancy schmantzy aperitif you were planning to serve your friends after your next dinner party? Instead of running to the liquor store (or as we Massholes call it "The Packy"), try making this sweet little concoction for your guests to sip.

Butterscotch Vodka

You don't really need a recipe.  Just drop 12 individual butterscotch candies (unwrapped!)

into 8 oz of your favorite vodka.

Shake it every time you pass by and the candies should dissolve and become one with the booze within 24 hours. Of course you can pass along the recipe... or just wink and tell them it's your little secret.