a mix of weekend eats
Here is what I did. I toasted a few pieces of sliced country French bread and the let it cool.
1 cup of ricotta mixed with the juice of half a lemon and a few drops of olive oil
2 peaches peeled and thinly sliced
Arugula mixed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil and kosher salt
Spread the ricotta over the bread, one layer of peaches, toss a little bit of arugula on top and then the almonds. Really good. I did the same thing again the next day but used figs and no arugula but just a little bit of honey dribbled over the top. I put peaches on a few and figs on others. Nice presentation and a light easy starter with the first bottle of wine of the night.
My friends bought me the Ninja Pro. A new mixer that can chop anything including ice. It is an easy clean up too. I made guacamole and salsa. The machine over chopped everything. I do prefer the chunky but it is quick and easy. I just used the machine for chopping individual items and then mixed them together at the end. I had 9 for dinner last night so the machine is not big enough to whip up salsa for 9.
6 soft avocados
1 red onion
Juice of one lemon
2 Italian tomatoes
a few shots of Tabasco sauce
This is a recipe that always needs doctoring. Put this together and then play with it. Maybe another tomato, more lemon juice, etc.
10 Italian tomatoes
2 Vidalia onions
handfuls of cilantro
Juice of two limes
Grilled shrimp, grilled fish (white fish), soft tacos, chopped napa cabbage. Dig in.