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:┬áDude, 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[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]