Cool Cucumber Summer Soup from The House of Dreams.

I heard the cicada’s sing in the tall cottonwood trees, midday today. For them the conditions were delightful. It was a sign. There are cucumbers in the garden, as well as scallion and dill, perfect for a cool summer evening soup. It would be refreshing and fit the sunset hour. I thought, if it’s hot enough for them to sing, it’s hot enough for us to eat cool cucumber soup.

A Letter from Spain, via Chef Kim Schiffer.

Cherries. Ripe cherries, screaming to be picked and eaten right there on our hike; so beautiful and iridescently rose-y with the sunlight shining through them. Who knew we would fine this unexpected gift?! We were high in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalucia, in the midst a cooking adventure at …

Recipe: Pesce Mediterraneo

Recipe: Pesce Mediterraneo

1 lb of fresh white fish
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup black olives
2 cloves of garlic, smashed, sliced
1 bunch of fresh basil leaves
extra virgin olive oil
a splash of white wine
salt and pepper
to taste (remember the olives)
or: use a bit of crushed red pepperoncino for pizzazz!

Recipe: Ajo Blanco

  1 slice of stale bread, crust removed 1/2 cup water 1 garlic clove salt 1/4 cup blanched almonds 1 Tblsp sherry vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups ice water 24 grapes, green and seedless Soak bread in water for 1 minute. Squeeze dry. Pound garlic with salt into …