Summer is over, which means I had to go out by revisiting my absolute favorite tomato tart. I know the mustard sounds weird, but it makes the dish. The tart works best with the sweet juicy tomatoes abundant at the markets in August, but honestly, standard grocery store fare works too.
a rainy weekend called for finally trying this recipe for salted chocolate cake. i cut the sugar and let it underbake slightly, and it fulfilled my dreams of french decadence.
i finally made alison roman’s chickpea stew this weekend, and it was just as promised – easy, inexpensive, and delicious. i made a few changes to the receipe: spinach instead of kale, 1 cup of coconut milk instead of 2; and parsley instead of cilantro because that’s all i had. a little squeeze of lime to top it off. perfect for a cold winter’s night.
a cold winter sunday was the perfect time to test this recipe i had saved for so long. it was a lot of prep work, but the end product was worth it.
we were so fortunate to finally make it down the street to one of the best restaurants in the world – eleven madison park. even though i am vegetarian, i did not feel cheated out of the amazing culinary experience at all (we even got to visit the impeccable kitchen!). it was truly a night to remember.
the most important part of our recent trip to napa was probably what we ate and drank. everywhere we went, even the most casual diner, served dishes that blew our minds. perhaps it is all the access to fresh, local food? i mean where else in america can you get perfectly ripe strawberries in december? below are some shots of our favorite dishes.
i clung onto the end of summer as long as i could. these tomatoes from the union square market were sweet and juicy, and were a great way to finish a great season. i made a quick spread of mayo and calabrian chili paste. yum.
my best friend and i spent a recent saturday brunching and jewelry shopping. now if that isn’t a perfect day, i don’t know what is. our spot of choice was bobo, a little taste of a parisian bistro in the middle of the west village. they also have a great roof deck for private events.