Sam from the wonderful blog, day•dream, has been kind enough to nominate me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award. I was unable to find the original source of this award online (hence my lack of a link), so I’m going to bend the rules a little bit to turn revealing “seven things about myself” into “seven pictures that reveal something about me.” Here goes:
I have recently discovered Food & Wine’s tumblr blog, and, like Ulysses faced with the Sirens, I may need my crew to tie me to the mast before I clean out my bank account on a quest for ingredients. Lately I’ve been drawn to making multicolored meals, ranging from chopped salads to fruit empanadas. This beautiful salmon salad may be on the menu this evening when my HTB returns from his business trip.
It’s the height of summertime (or feels like it, anyway), which means that all kinds of amazing fruits are either in – or about to be in – season. I’m already drowning in July’s cherries, and gearing up for August’s blueberries and concord grapes. I know that concord grapes aren’t for everyone, with their powerful, grape soda-like flavor, but I love them. The best bread I’ve ever made is Smitten Kitchen’s concord grape focaccia with rosemary – the rosemary really tones down the sweetness of the grapes, bringing out their full, almost perfume-like flavor. Highly recommended.