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June 2020

June 2020

Yet another wild and unexpected month of this twenty twenty year. This month brought more ups and downs in the world and our own life, but at the end of it a lot has happened and changed! The month started with celebrating our 8 year…

barbecue lime salmon

barbecue lime salmon

we love this simple bbq lime salmon dish..especially during the summer! i first saw them as kebabs, but didn’t have skewers, so just ate it as a mix over arugula and we LOVED it! you could also keep the salmon in fillet size and serve…

Tuscan Tomato & Bread Salad

Tuscan Tomato & Bread Salad

I discovered this WINNER recipe right as summer was coming on, and during my quarantined/ pregnant cooking months that I swear made all food taste SO MUCH BETTER. These are the recipes that remind us that Ina really is queen! So simple, but so perfect..a dish we will make (and already have been making) again and again.

Ingredients

1 pound cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 

1 pound fresh mozzarella, 3/4-inch diced

2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup good olive oil 

1/2 pound sourdough bread, crusts removed and 3/4-inch diced

20 fresh basil leaves, julienned

Put the tomatoes and mozzarella in a large bowl. Combine the garlic, mustard, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a 1-cup glass measuring cup and slowly whisk in the 1/2 cup of olive oil. Set aside.

Heat the remaining 1/3 cup of olive oil in a large (12-inch) saute pan until hot but not smoking. Add the bread cubes and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Saute over medium to medium-high heat for 5 to 8 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the bread is evenly browned and crisp. Add the warm bread to the tomatoes and mozzarella. Add enough of the vinaigrette to moisten all the ingredients. Add the basil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss carefully, adding more vinaigrette if necessary. Serve at room temperature.

pistachio cookies

pistachio cookies

these are some of the best little decadent, elegant treats ever! so unique yet also SO simple and also healthy! chase says they taste straight from a french bakery – haha! if you want to go even cleaner, make your own chia jam. otherwise spoon…

may 2020

may 2020

May FLEW by even though it was more of the same… our last full month quarantining (for now). Somehow the days at home just all blended together and made it go so fast even though you’d think it would be the opposite. It’s good to…