Sometimes I can tell I’m going to be controversial. Today is… Such a time. Hide yo kids, hide yo pets, hide yo everybody. Politics! (Kidding) Religion! (Kidding) Stinky cheese in waffles! (Not kidding)
You might like weird food. You might like sweet-and-savory things. You might even like pears and gorgonzola together, which is generally accepted as a good combination. …Aaannnd, you might still not be on board, but that’s okay. I can’t promise you’ll like this–can I ever? I can only tell you I loved it, and why. So here goes!
Posted in Breakfast, Fall, Vegetarian, weekend
Tagged blue cheese, brunch, cheese, fall, Fruit, gorgonzola, pears, sweet and salty, sweet and savory, weird
Things I should do but probably won’t (also known as New Year’s resolutions, if I bothered to make them):
-Stop watching Jersey Shore and Teen Mom.
-Stop being snarky to arrogant boys at parties.
-Knock all this off. For real.
-Exercise? Or something?
-Find something to wear other than my tweed shorts for once.
-Find a Spanish-language soap opera I like, so I can watch trashy TV without completely wasting my time (I’m looking at you, MTV). Why can’t there be a Spanish version of Jersey Shore? I really need to know how to say “Come at me bro!” in as many languages as possible. Culture, brah.
More seriously, I don’t make resolutions because I don’t see anything significant in January 1st than I don’t see on any other day. It’s not my jam; this is probably flimsy and terribly noncommittal, but I’m constantly changing my mind and setting new goals, hatching new ideas. I definitely did not know I wanted to start a blog this time last year, and here we are. I say, do what feels right on any given day. Be kind to yourself, and you just might find yourself hitting the gym, quitting smoking and spending more time with friends and family because that is exactly what you WANT to do.
I was completely caught off guard when Foodbuzz emailed me to tell me that they’d selected my idea for their monthly 24×24, wherein 24 of their featured publishers throw a dinner party on the same day and write a post about it. I had sent in my proposal in a “why not?” moment, never actually expecting to be picked. I mean, do these people know that sometimes I consider going to bed in my work clothes so I can sleep in 40 minutes later? Or that I once got in the shower with socks on?
But all in all, I was excited. I was up for making all kinds of delicious, dainty finger foods to serve to my friends, and no one even has to know about Shower Socks. Smooth.
The menu I had in mind was centered around light, interesting, seasonally-focused finger foods. Also, since one of my guests is lactose-intolerant while another is allergic to tree nuts, this presented a bit of a challenge. I ultimately decided on:
-Classic cucumber tea sandwiches with minted avocado and fresh green apple
-Smoked trout and roasted beet tea sandwiches on dark rye
-Grilled tea sandwiches with roasted butternut squash, roasted red onion, prosciutto, coppa ham and rice “cheese”
-Caramelized balsamic pear bruschetta on tofu cream cheese and honey with pomegranate seeds
-Honey and bourbon iced tea cocktail
-Gourmet loose-leaf and bagged teas
And on it was.
Posted in Entertaining, Fall
Tagged apple, beets, cocktails, cucumber, madeleines, pears, pumpkin, smoked trout, tea party, tea sandwiches
The shorter title for this recipe is the Face of God, if you prefer. Because I’m sure it would look exactly like this.
Hi! I apologize for being blasphemous and weird. I came out of my mom’s belly just like this and here I am, writing about sandwiches on the internet.
But, if you give me a few minutes, I can tell you about a genius combination of ingredients for your next picnic. It’s sweet, savory, pretty, and FANCYpants. The appearance of these sandwiches is deliberate and dainty, but we all know that a sandwich with bacon on it would punch someone in the face if it had to.