I'm just an ordinary guy trying to feed his family & I love food! Cooking it, shopping for it, learning about it & of course, eating it! And I love watching my family enjoy what I make for them. I am definitely NOT a chef, though someday, maybe someday, I'll try culinary school & learn to do things the "right way". In the mean time, I'll keep doing what I do, trying new things, learning product, technique & trying to share it with you.
Not the first, but the second, third and fourth of the season. Just a few little tiny Sungolds, the largest only about a 1/2 inch across, but HUGE flavor, oh, so sweet. I've never had these before, but will definitely be putting them in the garden again. The plant is getting huge (it's over 6 feet tall already and has tons of greenies still growing and hundreds of blossoms just getting started. Here's a shot of it from 2 weeks ago with most of it at 4+ feet tall and one branch well over 5 feet (with the heavily producing basil, beneath it). Please ignore the crab grass and my neighbors garage...
This season's first broccoli! This is the first year I've grown it and it's producing very nicely. I cooked this up using my Quick Steamed Broccoli recipe with a few modifications - I used a teaspoon of butter in place of the oil spray and only 1 teaspoon of water in a large bowl. I covered it very tightly, sealing it up well, then zapped it for 2 minutes, serving immediately with a nicely grilled medium rare porterhouse. Sorry, but it smelled (and tasted!) way too delicious to wait for pictures.
Another night time snack adventure. Boogie was hungry, and in a creative mood.
First, he went to the yard and picked some fresh basil. Then he mixed up a bit of olive & Mrs. Dash® Tomato Basil Seasoning Blend in a small bowl and spread it on the bottom half of the only roll we had in the house, a day old kaiser roll. He topped that with some slices of fresh mozzarella: He sliced some tomtato and topped the mozzarella with that:
(honing his knife skills... he does pretty well for an 8 yr old.)
Then more of the olive oil mixture: Ready to slice:Ready to eat! Yumminess ensues...