Summer Wrap Up

So, I just wandered over here to find a recipe for a birthday cake and realized that my last post was at the end of June.  An entire summer has gone by!  A summer in which I swam, cooked, ate, traveled and took photos.  Not a summer in which I posted here.


Rather than offer you recipes now, I’m going to give you a gigantic photo dump of my summer.  I’ll notate what’s what and if there’s a recipe, I’ll direct you to it as best I can.  Coming up next?  Rosh Hashanah!  5777 baby!

My summer started with stuffed cookies.  I continued that experiment over the next few weeks.  Here’s an example:

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My summer also included a go-to breakfast:  avocado toast.  Which is easy.  Toast your favorite bread, mash up a ripe avocado, spread it on the toast (maybe top with tomato, if you’re feeling fancy) and finish with a sprinkle of salt.  So good.

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Because in summer, those tomatoes…  so beautiful.

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Traditional summer foods also happened:

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The husband and I managed a one night get-away together to NYC before we both went on longer, separate trips.  While in NYC we saw Eddie Izzard (a long-standing tradition for us) and ate at Red Farm which was delicious. The husband humored me since he’s not a huge fan of Asian food but I am.  When we were done, he enthusiastically stated that it was a fantastic meal.  I mean, come on!  It included a Pac-Man potato and dumpling ghosts!

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The biggest trip this summer was to Israel.  Where we ate ALL the food.  I can’t even begin to describe the excellent food we ate in our family’s homes and in restaurants.  Everything is so fresh and flavorful, ranging from simple to complex.  It was just excellent.

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Coming home from that food was a bit of a let-down.  So I made myself feel better by eating some fresh comfort food found on Smitten Kitchen: Broccoli Melts.  I must have made this six or seven times this summer.  Easy, quick and so very flavorful and comforting.

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So there you go.  The last two months in food.  It’s about to be a new year (for us Jews anyway), so I’m off to cook for that.  Hopefully photos next week…


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