Monthly Archives: August 2011

Notre Ardoise: August 27, 2011

*Edited to add the ardoise. Oops!*




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Some unexpected free time

Right now I should be getting ready for a wedding. A very good friend was supposed to get married today. In Delaware. Near the beach. Clearly that wasn’t going to happen, so the rehearsal lunch yesterday turned into a wedding reception, and the wedding rehearsal was the real thing. Everything came together at the last minute and it was a beautiful afternoon.

Afterwords, S and I heeded the evacuation orders and went straight home. Since I’m homebound, I thought now would be a good time to share some recent food pictures.

From early in the summer, here’s some grilled pak choi. This preparation was suggested by the farm. S whipped up a Chinese BBQ sauce for a glaze.

 As the summer progressed, we ate more cold dinners. I also started reading Choosing Raw, so many of my dinners were raw and vegan inspired if not techincally either. Here is a panzanella, kale salad, and zucchini roles with a tabouleh.

I had a panzanella salad at Rustico happy hour and did a good job (if I do say so myself) recreating it at home.

We’ve had this kale salad so many times this summer. I can’t wait until kale is actually in season again so we can have it even more. It’s a very hearty and delicious salad.

 Although I had the idea for zucchini rolls from Gena, I filled them with an almond and carrot spread from Ani Phyo.



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Dinner Party Ardoise

Why hello!

It’s been a long time. We don’t have menus anymore and so posting here has become a low priority. I’d like to keep sharing things here, but during the summer the ardoise format just doesn’t work. I’m thinking about it.

In the meantime, here’s an ardoise for a dinner party we held on Saturday. S did most of the cooking. Our southern french theme lended itself to his dishes more than mine, although I did prepare the desserts.


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