My Week in Food
Current obsession: DIY Otter Pops. Over the holiday weekend, I supplied a house full of nieces and nephews with a boatload of these homemade treats, nothing artificial added. These ones here? Watermelon Lime Pops using this recipe. I ordered ZIPZICLES to make the pops (you can rinse after using if you like) but have also leaned on these sturdier FoodWorks Silicone Ice Pop molds
The holiday weekend also involved a whole lot of good food for the grown ups, too. I was smitten with this hummus and veggie plate at the West Shore Cafe. Who knew Tahoe could be so fancy. Those veggies? Lightly pickled, perfect with a tangy, from-scratch hummus.
Our 4th of July feast didn’t disappoint, starting with these ridiculous, crispy smashed potatoes made by my sister-in-law, Alison. I’m working on a Mom’s Kitchen Handbook version of these beauties. Stay tuned.
Steak and potatoes was the order of the day for the 4th. My brother was at the grill, and he never skimps on supper. Have you ever seen such steak? Don’t worry, we shared.
Lighter eating felt like the order of the day after the holiday weekend, starting with a main-dish salad embellished with avocados, corn, thick tomato slices, and eggs with a lemony vinaigrette. Use this recipe for the dressing, only with equal parts lemon juice and vinegar, and a teaspoon or two of minced shallot.
This was another light supper this week (Mr. Mom’s Kitchen was traveling, since this would qualify as a light snack in his book). Zucchini sauteed with a little garlic, these toasted almonds, and fresh mint.
Speaking of light bites, Virginia and I felt like we’d hightailed it to a Portlandia episode when we had lunch at a tasty new spot in San Francisco called As Quoted. Who’s up for a turmeric latte with a side of zucchini pappardelle?
That’s not the menu you’ll find on most camping trips, but the folks at Sunset Magazine have a terrific new cookbook for upping your game on a campground. In Camp Sunset,the chapter called “The Best Camp Food Ever” will make you want to pitch a tent in your backyard STAT.
On the subject of summer, my fitness routine gets derailed this time of year. BUT, my friend Humaira put me onto BeatActive, a fitness app that is keeping me on my game. It’s got 30 minute workouts (set to club music that reminds me that I’m not clubbing anymore). Great for when you’re on the road.
How was your Week in Food?
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