Salad all from Hillbilly! Iceberg lettuce, Baucom's Best Chicken Tenders, Corn cut off of the cob, cucumber Thomas picked for me out of our garden, John's Island Homegrown Tomatoes, Ripe Avocado and Peppercorn Ranch Dressing mixed with Amish Wedding Foods Hot Salsa. So Good. The only thing it was missing were some tortilla chips crumbled over top! Great tex-mex salad for a hot summer afternoon.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
what a fun and hot weekend...we celebrated my grand-daughter's BD....had friends and lot's of kids there....and lot's of yummy food...for the party we did tacos w/ baucom's beef and grateful growers chorizo...already seasoned for you! great....then cupcakes and root beer floats...very popular ! my radishes in "dirt " was fun ....there is a delicious goat cheese under rye bread crumbs.....cuban sandwiches, chicken ans radish salad ( w/ creamy avocado dressing) but the food highlight was......da da da ......we went fishing for white perch....and man were they good...we actually caught several after i read in the paper what lure to use! i made a batter w/ ww flour, beer cornmeal...we soaked the fish 10 minutes in milk and fried them in a cast iron skillet....we even made onion rings...it does't get any fresher than that....homemade tartar sauce..
Friday, June 18, 2010
hi peeps......another hot weekend in the south....headed to the lake ...lots of food ideas......i'm definitely making gazpacho....sweet ripe tomatoes crisp peppers...yum...icey cold. i found another good one ....chicken and radish salad w/creamy avocado dressing (chocolate and zucchini blog) she's this fabulous french lady....check her out. i'm sure other family people will have lot's of ideas....that's what makes life so fun! stay tuned........
Thursday, June 17, 2010
we went to visit a friend who lives in an older apartment (looks like old new orleans) outside. i took a few pics.....vintage kitchen, wonderful green sunroom/sleeping porch with magazine galore........and the ultra cool "salon" where we sipped tequila sunrises.....as we watched the sun come down.....plus the drinks matched the room......fun night.....she's a traveling soul we don't see often....soooooo much fun....
we spent last week end @ the lake w/ good friends....great time had by all. lot's of good food...i was slack and did not photo much. i did take some photos of our breakfast after a big grill dinner......bratwurst w/ sauteed onions and peppers....lot's of mustard.......last nights chicken w/ onions and yellow peppers!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
yesterday for brunch, i checked out leftovers and came up with something quite wonderful (if i do say so myself) i have been reading alot of spanish recipes lately....guess that was my inspiration!
i made a brava sauce (shortcut one) mayo, ketchup, hot sauce and smoked paprika. the paprika is the ticket! then i heated or reheated......left over, local yellow squash, red potatoes (previously roasted) sliced baucom's sirloin steak (previously grilled) ......then added in a free range egg.....i popped the yolk....heated until egg set......plated....slathered some brava sauce (more hot sauce)
last week we went to one of our very....favorite places.....lang van ...their spring rolls are to die for.
we make them ourselves....that way you can load up on all the wonderful fresh herbs.....thai basil, mint, cilantro, lettuce, sprouts......yum! try it ....you won't be sorry.
Monday, June 7, 2010
The authentic gazpacho recipe we made this last weekend with great juicy tomatoes (vine ripened from florida) not good as homegrown but still tasty! i also added a secret ingredient.....
watermelon!!!! it was't my idea...we had it at a fabulous restaurant in the islands.....
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Last night we ate a fabulous dinner all fresh from Hillbilly! We had roasted Baucom's Best chicken thighs with fresh herbs, roasted baby turnips from Hillbilly's own garden, roasted creamer potatoes with fresh lavender and oregano. John is not a huge squash and zucchini fan but he couldn't resist them since they were freshly picked out of Hillbilly's own LOCAL, ORGANIC farm! He sauteed them in a skillet with basil. So delicious!