More Brunch – Eggs with Avocado Toasts

June 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Brunch

Avocado love transcends chips and guac, people.

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Sunny ups, cracked pepper and a bit of fresh thyme.  Crispy bacon, baby. Country bread, slathered with some salty European butter.  Topped with a little something-something to make your day –  ripe avocado, smashed with some lemon juice, kosher salt and cayenne pepper.  

 

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Crisp Cucumbers with Fresh Mint and Lime

May 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Salad Course

Here’s a verdant quickie to brighten up your dinner.

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Cukes, striped-peeled, seeded.  Fresh mint (from the new urban garden!). Lime zest and juice.  Let’s get to the knife.

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Drizzle of good olive oil, crack of fresh pepper.  Throw of sea salt.  Call it a monochromatic salad.

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Toasted Almond Mint Pesto

May 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Side dish, Summer Meal

Here’s a little something-something to smear over a bite of your juicy grilled lamb chop…

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Almonds, oven or stovetop toasted.  Chopped garlic. Cracked pepper, sea salt and fresh lemon juice.  A big fist of mint. All smashed together with a mortar and pestle.  Well, actually it’s the molcajete we use for guac, but same diff.  Stir on in a good pour of fruity olive oil and call it a pesto.  

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A great addition to a lamb dish.  Or tossed in fresh pasta, smeared on crusty bread, mixed into a salad dressing…..