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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Peach Melba 8/23/12

I cooked up this dessert using local Jersey peaches which are wonderful this year.  Added the vanilla ice cream, raspberries, whipped cream, and a dash of cinnamon as I didn't have any almonds in the house.  Of course it was delicious but I don't know that I would go through this cooking and prep process again.  I could of easily cut the peaches, popped them into a bowl and I think it would taste near the same and done in a few minutes instead of the 45 it took....too much time and effort on a summer night.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Warm Scallops with Corn, Nectarines & Basil

It's getting to be that time of summer when you've satiated your craving for grilled burgers and dogs and your taste buds are looking for something new....
This scallop salad fits the bill.  A wonderfully fresh dressing of lime zest, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil marries well with the grilled scallops and nectarines. Fresh basil and evoo brightens the flavors even more. The corn and tomatoes gives the salad body and what makes it extra special is the peaches (my sub for nectarines), tomatoes, corn, and basil are Jersey Fresh!  This would be a lovely lunch dish as well as dinner.  We really enjoyed this one!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tomato and Cheese Tartlets 8/3/12

Tomato and Cheese Tartlets

This dish was our Saturday night supper.  Instead of puff pastry, I used a whole grain naan bread for the bread.  A light spread of pesto, my heirloom tomato slices, mozzarella slices, basil, ground sea salt and pepper made a delicious, um, pizza.  This allowed us to continue to watch the Olympics from the family room.