We mixed up this stunner of a cocktail to close out the week at the studio - vodka infused with dried dragonfruit as the base for vodka tonics. Pink overload!
This chile relish has been a staple this summer. it brings the fast magic - adding depth, raisiny-chile flavor, color, and dimension to all sorts of simple preparations. I'll list off a number of my favorites here.
You've caught me in the middle of a cherry bender, and in this case I've tripled-down on all things red - cold-brewed hibiscus water (easy to make), blood oranges, and plump, sweet cherries. They come together in a fantastic cherry smoothie.
A creamy, herb-flecked polenta spiked with Pecorino, and topped with caramelized slabs of pan-seared fennel. A favorite recipe from Sarah Britton's beautiful My New Roots cookbook.
A simple asparagus panzanella - a quick, mustard buttermilk dressing accents good asparagus, alongside crusty shards of toasted bread, and a dusting of sesame seeds. Shred a hard boiled egg over the top and you've got an even more substantial meal.
There is a special kale salad recipe in the Food52 Genius Recipes cookbook. A single kale salad that ran the gauntlet, beating out all others, for a slice of limelight.
A vegetable soup I've been enjoying at the studio. Made with tomatoes, white beans, celery, and some herbs. It's simple, and straight-forward with a finishing basil accent.
The bean & artichoke salad I made to take to Easter this year - pickled celery, chopped kalamata olives and toasted walnuts, along with tender artichokes, and lots of the white cocagne beans I picked up at my neighborhood farmers' market.
Simple green curry dumplings made with caramelized leeks, green curry paste, and cooked mung beans. Everything is thinned with coconut milk and then mashed and smashed a bit.
The most interesting carrot recipe I've attempted in a long time - infused with fragrant spices like saffron, cumin, and cinnamon. Punctuated by dried fruit, savory from caramelized onions and tomatoes, with spots of fresh, green herbaceousness from mint, and chiles, and cilantro. Things just get increasingly delicious from there.