Saturday, August 29, 2015

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  SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD

They had these tiny little "cocktail tomatoes"
at the market today --  they looked so good.

So I grabbed a fresh ear of corn,
picked some fresh basil,
and figured this would be a
great combination.

No dressing, no oil, no salt or pepper.
Just 3 summer fresh ingredients combined.

Voila!
It worked.

(Sometimes it's all about the
freshest ingredients,
and keeping it simple.) 

Friday, August 28, 2015

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SEE WHAT THE LEAVES
ARE SAYING

They're telling us
summer is coming to an end.

And fall is near.

(My favorite season will soon be here.)
 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pic Today 8/27/15



FAMILY PORTRAIT
FOR JERIANN

My friend, Jeriann,
serves me dinner
a few times each week,
at a restaurant down the street.

She talked me into shooting
a "family portrait,"
which as it turned out 
was her husband (hi Matt)
and her 3 dogs.

Cute family,
don't you think?
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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DO YOU HOOKAH?

Although hookahs go back hundreds of years,
used principally in the Mideast and India,
there use has spread to the U.S. 
and is popular with young adults
and especially women!

Hookahs are multi-stemmed glass bowl water pipes,
where fruit-flavored tobacco (shisha) is
smoked and filtered through water.
Each smoker holds his/her own mouthpiece.

Hookah lounges are popping up in
trendy parts of town, usually offering 
coffee and tea as well.

Definitely a social activity, and legal
(unless you try to smoke something else.)

Some hookahs are very fancy,
like that 8-stemmed beauty
from Iran!

(Looks like 8 pink snakes.) 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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I LOVE EGGPLANT

And when I saw this beauty,
I decided to grab enough garden ingredients
to make my own version of ratatouille.

Zucchini, garlic, onion, eggplant,
tomato, bell pepper, herbs on hand,
really good olive oil.

Sauteed, simmered and served.

That's my version.

(Absolutely delicious.)