Weekend Eats (and Drinks)

our Friday ritual

our wine with dinner

Dinner:  June 25, 2010

now that's what I call "free-range"

napa, radishes, turnips

salsa

fennel, onions, leafy greens

Mary Kate

goat cheese

wrestling match

purslane

summer broccoli

beets

Pimm's No. 1 Cup

buttermilk blue cheese dressing

Dinner: June 26, 2010

Sunday brunch at home

mise

experimental unnamed cocktail

Dinner: June 27, 2010

So I’ve decided to shake things up a bit. This week, in celebration of the completion of food52’s first round, and to get myself back into the swing of posting regularly, every dinner this week will come from food52 and the wonderful community of cooks there. I’ve bookmarked so many wonderful-sounding recipes, I figure it’s high time I started trying them out. I think it’ll be just the jolt of inspiration I need.

(As always, click the photos to view them with more detail in my Flickr stream.)

11 thoughts on “Weekend Eats (and Drinks)

  1. So gorgeous. I admire the air of calm that surrounds your market — I bet you don’t miss getting elbowed and melting in the heat while trying to buy tomatoes in Union Square!

  2. I agree with Deb. Your market looks so calm and idyllic. The Baltimore farmer’s market is always so PACKED, sometimes it’s difficult to see what produce is behind all the gobs of people. It also takes place under a bridge, so the lighting isn’t nearly as ethereal as yours seems.

    What is the protein you served with the wedge salad? It looks delicious.

    As always, your blog makes me hungry and want to get into the kitchen!

  3. Trish says:

    I can’t believe the bundles of purslane! I live in the midwest, the breadbasket of the country, right? but we don’t have all that fabulous stuff at our farmers markets. No artisanal cheeses, no interesting meat sources, feeling quite sorry for myself when I read your blog

  4. You’re such an inspiration. All of these photos are delicious. The photo I want to dive into, however, is the buttermilk blue cheese dressing w/the crispy chicken cutlet. Oh boy.

  5. Jennifer Hess says:

    Christine – Thank you!

    deb – That and the smell of hot garbage are two of the things I miss least about NYC ;)

    Adina – Thank you. We are really lucky to have such great markets in such beautiful settings . The protein with the wedge salad was my latest round of fried chicken cutlet testing – just about ready for prime-time :)

    Maria – Thanks!

    Trish – Ugh, really? So sad that in the midst of all that land, there’s so little available to consumers via farmers’ markets.

    Marie – Knock away, my friend!

    Jen – Thanks! I just love making that dressing all summer – so cool and refreshing with crisp lettuce!

    ALY – Thank you!

    alec – Thanks – I fell in love with those adorable little goats, I have to admit.

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