Friday, April 9, 2010

No Weigh Friday

Phew, this week has flown by in a flurry of work shifts and activity that I haven't had a single moment to blog. I don't even know where to begin. Let's start with the best bits, food porn...

MMMM, Fruity

Cheese and Green Onion Strata

I had the girls over for breakfast this morning. Trevor and Margaret are sailing back to England on Sunday so I had to get my lasties of Margaret. I made a fruit salad with Meyer lemon and honey yogurt dressing on the side and a cheese and green onion strata. In case you never had it before, strata is savory bread pudding with cheese, milk, eggs and bread. It's assembled the day before and sits in the fridge where the bread soaks up all the flavor. You bake it right before serving and it gets all puffed and golden and delicious. The fruit salad was so luscious, everything was sweet and juicy even the kiwis which tend to be super sour this time of year. I'm wishing I bought more than one champagne mango because it was so tasty. I'm so excited for summer fruit, I can't wait until the first donut peaches hit the farm stands!

What's on your menu for this weekend? I've got some nice meals planned, tonight we're having Phở (Vietnamese noodle soup.) Now that spring is here I'm starting to crave different flavors so tomorrow I'm making arugula basil and walnut pesto tossed with tomatoes and tortellini. I also have BBQ chicken thighs done pulled pork style with vinegary cole slaw planned as well as my Thai Lettuce Cups.

The original owners of Shady Dame were avid gardeners. While I'm not totally in love with all the choices she made, we certainly share a mad love for azaleas. Just as the daffodils say their goodbyes the azaleas make their appearance. An explosion of giant pink, red and fuchsia snowballs...

So lovely!


I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Rob is going to attempt to fashion some protective cages for the raised beds so we can plant our seeds. If all or even some goes to plan we should be having beets, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, Swiss chard, cucumbers and summer squash to eat this summer. I'm going to make my juice packs now. Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Oooooo donut peaches! I can't wait for them! Yummy!!! :)

  2. That fruit salad looks beautiful!

    I don't even know the eats or doings plans for the weekend!

  3. so, at the risk of sounding all weird-stalker-blog-weirdo-girl, i have to ask - is that your house?!?! it's absolutely LOVELY!

  4. That's our house. Thanks Steph!