Do I really need to say anything else?
I guess I’ll tell you a little bit about this PARTICULAR cheese. Because this PARTICULAR cheese (ricotta, b-t-dubs) is topped with an insanely yummy roasted red pepper balsamic sauce (HEY-O) and then baked in the oven and then topped with some parsley and then slathered on some garlicky, buttery crostini and then shoved into one’s face with great abandon. You with me? Yes? Good.
This is a great appetizer option now that we’re all gearing up for the holidays (WAIT, WHERE DID 2014 GO?!) Make the red pepper sauce ahead and keep it in the fridge if you like, then assemble and serve the baked ricotta whenever it strikes your fancy. Pro tip: This is the perfect amount for a small dinner party (or, y’know, my lunch on a Tuesday), but double it if you’re feeding a crowd.
I’m not entirely sure that I’m ready for soup weather.
Sure, it’s nice when I’m able to start busting out my boots and sweaters again. And sure, it’s nice to be able to turn my oven on without turning the entire apartment into a sauna. But it’s always so hard to say goodbye to summer produce. Especially when the food blogosphere jumps back on the pumpkin train and you feel like you’re hanging on to summertime all by your lonesome. I’M JUST NOT READY FOR PUMPKIN, YOU GUYS. [read more…]
You can’t really go wrong by putting things in skillets.
Especially when the thing in the skillet is a glorious mash-up of rosemary, thyme, cornbread, and buttery biscuit-y goodness. [read more…]
In true Jessie fashion, I’m two days late to my own party. (But at least I brought food, right?) Because Wednesday was my two-year blogiversary! If I had confetti, I would throw it at you. Right at your face. Through my computer screen. And then scream YAY CONFETTI. And then make you less angry about the confetti throwing by giving you a plate of this shrimp remoulade. Truce?
I don’t have a lot to say about the blogiversary, really, because I’m too excited to tell you about other things (EXCITING HAPPY THINGS). So I guess I’ll just say this: TWO YEARS?! Whoa. So many good things in my life have happened because of this blog. And I’m so grateful for the friends I’ve made and the opportunities I’ve had because of Life As A Strawberry. I could spend an hour (or…y’know, five) with you all getting mushy-gushy over how happy I am to be a food blogger, but I won’t. Because we have important things to discuss!
For those of you who follow The Sustainable Seafood Blog Project (which, um, you all 100% should), you’ll know that we announced our VERY FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE a few weeks ago. Today, I get to make an even BETTER announcement: We have chosen a hotel and have locked in conference dates! (This is the part where I throw more confetti at you through my computer screen #sorryimnotsorry). [read more…]
It was really only a matter of time before I added a heap of goat cheese to my breakfast and put the whole thing on top of crostini.
This is quite possibly the greatest breakfast breakthrough ever. Easy to make? Check. Includes cheese? Check. Able to be eaten with one hand while you sit at the computer attempting to get work done? Checkity check check. Also, there are tomatoes and fresh basil AND some scrumdiddlyumptious (real word. Willy Wonka says so) scrambled eggs. [read more…]