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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

I grew up with gazpacho that was served without pureeing, big mouthfuls of fresh garden vegetables in a red wine vinegar broth studded with droplets of olive oil. It was only a few years ago that I learned that the traditional way to serve gazpacho is well-blended, with small chunks of vegetables but nothing identifiable[click for recipe and more]

Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jeez. We’ve been eating pretty healthy here on the blog over the past few weeks, huh? It’s great. I love healthy food and I love how it makes me feel. But sometimes you need dessert. There is something so immeasurably important about sitting down and just having a freaking cookie sometimes. Everything, even the best[click for recipe and more]

Strawberry-Banana Soft Serve

Strawberry-Banana Soft Serve

I had a long debate in my head about whether I was going to share this “recipe,” such as it is. It went a little something like this: Julie’s Brain: Dude, seriously? There’s like a hundred variations of this already on the interwebs. You’re really going to clog up the pipes with yet another one?Another Part[click for recipe and more]

Individual Greek Pita Pizzas

Individual Greek Pita Pizzas

Yesterday on my way to work, an SUV with the license plate “LIV SLO” blew by me on the right going about 85 mph. In a 50 mph zone. Memo to Alanis Morrissette: that is ironic. Rain on your wedding day and traffic jams when you’re already late? Those things just suck (and yes, the lack[click for recipe and more]

Arugula Pesto

Arugula Pesto

“A-rooooo-gula. It’s a VEG-E-TA-BLE.” I can’t so much as think about arugula without hearing Steve Martin explaining to a supermarket full of people he sees as bumpkins what “a-ROOOOO-gula” is. In “My Blue Heaven,” Martin plays a mobster in witness protection in a much smaller town than he’s used to. In the famous supermarket scene,[click for recipe and more]

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