Friday, May 29, 2009

Fiesta Friday

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places, hands down. Today I stopped in to pick up some cheese including Brie (for making tasty tarts) and Fontina. I can always count on TJ's to give me an excellent price for these specialty items. Trouble is, on my way to check out my compulsive curiosity often takes control! There are just too many unusual items. By the time I got out the door I had some extra things in my reusable bag including: figs, agave nectar, hearty brown rice blends, and sweet corn salsa (BEST CHOICE EVER :) - this ended up being the perfect complement to my black bean veggie burgers piled high with shredded white sharp cheddar and crisp lettuce on whole wheat buns. Fresh garden salads, rice-n-beans, and cold beers made the meal complete. TGIF!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Strawberry Rhubarb + Nutella Raviolli + More Yummy GoOdNEss

It's been a WHILE since my last post. Here's a bit of what I've been up to lately: 

After seeing fresh rhubarb at the grocer I made my first Strawberry Rhubarb Pie adapted from Kate's recipe @ Good Things Catered. I loved how the cinnamon and orange flavors added depth to the cooked strawberries. Sadly I didn't get any photos of my beautiful lattice work before the pie was devoured. Chris and I are house sitting for his parents and my camera was accidentally left at home. 

For Mother's Day Chris and I made a fresh, delicious Lemon Piccata main dish pared with some tasty sides followed by a Smore extravaganza (Chocolate Bark WOnDers!) and Orange Cream Cake

This week...

After picking up some won-ton wrappers at the grocer I'm hoping to make Nutella Ravioli ASAP! :)