Whenever I hit up my local farmer’s market, I’m always so tempted to snag myself some figs and just head for the hills to devour them whole. The biggest turn-off about a fig? The price tag. I don’t know about you, but I can’t justify spending $8 a basket on 6 or 7 beauties, no matter how perfectly ripe and tasty they happen to be. Luckily for me, I made a discovery last month that I have been waiting patiently to come to fruition (hah, get it): My neighbor’s fig tree….
When it comes to party appetizers, my Mom has it on lock. She knows how to whip up a tasty snack on the spot and still make it look like she’s having the time of her life mashing a billion avocados in a humongous ceramic bowl. As you may have guessed, I love hosting.
When it comes to making lunch to take to work, I’m usually about the laziest person there is. I love taking my time making a delicious dinner or dessert, but for some reason lunch just doesn’t make the cut on my interest levels. Especially since I know it will most likely be leftovers (aka the best kind of lunch), which means I’m not often set with the task of making something for lunch from scratch….
Sandwiches are pretty much my jam and one of my very favorites is the BLT. The freshness of the lettuce and tomato combined with the crispy saltiness of the bacon really just screams picnic in the park or day at the beach to me. When you toss in a few slices of avocado, you’ve pretty much reached ultimate sandwich Mecca in my book….
When it comes to salad, I get tired of the standard greens and balsamic vinaigrette that dominates the menu selection at a lot of my typical lunch haunts. Plus if you can’t eat it all in one sitting, dressed salad doesn’t keep worth a damn no matter how lovingly you store it. Soggy salad just isn’t my cup of tea. …
Let me just say that I LOVE this salad. It’s fresh, easy to make, and tastes absolutely phenomenal. I even got my boyfriend who isn’t the biggest corn lover to get a second helping. I call that a complete success….
I challenge you to find something edible in this world that is better than cheese. Besides maybe bread, cheese is probably my favorite food on the planet. I love all kinds of it. Hard, soft, stinky, tangy, creamy, you name it. If I could eat it for every meal, trust me. I would. Of the soft cheeses, a good burrata is hard to beat. …
My favorite thing about this salsa is how versatile it is. It can be used to top some crunchy tortilla chips, add a little zing to your tacos, slathered on a breakfast burrito, or even eaten by itself with a spoon. I’ve been known to do this for “taste testing purposes”….