What do you do when 11 pounds of cheese shows up at your door? …My first instinct? Crack ’em open and stuff my face until I explode or pass out, whichever comes first.
Of course, once the extreme cheese excitement wore off and I was able to think clearly, a much better idea emerged: share it! Throw a party! Pair it with beers!
A fairly solid plan, but there was still the issue of how to utilize all 11 pounds.
I shared my dilemma with Callie, the awesome chef at BandPage, and she suggested hosting the pairing at the office, during their weekly employee dinner. Yes!
So we started planning a menu that would feed the masses. And maybe get them a little tipsy.
Oh, the things you can cook in 30 minutes. Life-savers, right?
Well, I’m guessing that pork tenderloin doesn’t immediately come to mind for a quick dinner. It totally should!
Just think of it. In less time than you would spend waiting for pizza delivery, you can make a beautifully glazed, dinner-party-worthy pork tenderloin.
Thats pretty sweet if you ask me.
Hey, it’s summer!
Let’s eat some sorbet, shall we?
Not to say that I wouldn’t scarf down sorbet during the other seasons, because I will. Anytime. Anywhere. Any sorbet.
But right now, it’s summer, and it just feels right to eat some Strawberry Cantaloupe Sorbet.
I recently mentioned my unshakable love for all things celery, and my love for Ina Garten is no secret.
So when I saw her make this salad a few years back on Barefoot Contessa, it should come as no surprise that it was the very next thing I made.
It was delicious. And I didn’t even need “good” olive oil.
Roughly halfway between San Francisco and San Diego is a little town called Solvang, CA. When my running-addicted San Diego-based friend told me she’d be running a
marathon 50k just outside of said town, and staying for a few days, I knew a trip was in order.
I took the long route down, along Highway 1, snapping photos and chomping food along the way.
The day started out cold and gloomy with a side of fog, but that slowly gave way to warm sun and a vibrant coastline.