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Day in LA…part 1

Los Angeles is rarely my destination of choice…however….a friend, a concert and the promise of an Italian meal tipped the scales.

the restaurant

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housed in a former bank building, the juxtaposition of grand architecture and contemporary decor…arresting

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open kitchen, pantry, and liquor cabinet…all fascinating.

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Intrigued by the design elements, I neglected to get a picture of the best lemon pasta ever!!!!

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One bowl

Always loving bowls; stacking, collecting, displaying…

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coming late to the trend – now embracing one bowl meals!

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satisfying the daily requirements:  taste, texture, tone

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limited only by imagination and the contents of the pantry!

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Indian Summer…Santa Barbara

enjoying the harvest

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precious times

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a Boston wine bistro

Aquitaine

recently renovated

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mussels

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shaved brussel sprouts lyonnaise

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salmon with shared pommes frites

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grapefruit, raspberry, passion fruit sorbet

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 so reminiscent of L’Isle Sur la Sorgue……..

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Eggplant

TABLE DECOR

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WATER COLOR SUBJECT

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DINNER

 …though not vegan or vegetarian; I’m inspired, nonetheless,  by ‘Love and Lemons’ – pure food, clean, minimalist photos…

eggplant sliced and salted

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let rest while making:

basil, arugula, walnut pesto

toast the walnuts,

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pulse together walnuts and one clove garlic,

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add two large handfuls fresh basil,

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one large handful arugula,

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juice of 1/2 lemon,  sea salt, freshly ground pepper, pulse again; add 1/4 olive oil, pulse to desired consistency.

Drizzle eggplant slices and tomatoes with olive oil, grill over medium-high heat, sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper,

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toast bread slices drizzled with olive oil,

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spread bread with pesto, add eggplant, tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, top with additional pesto.

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The eggplant:  attractive, useful, and delicious!!!!!!!!!!

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Kale

So GREEN!!!

having mixed it occasionally with other, lighter greens; an experiment – with trepidation –  using kale solo

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recipe for kale success:

remove all the stems

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sprinkle with coarse sea salt

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massage

(probably everyone knows to do this – I didn’t)

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use ingredients that balance kale’s bitter, musty flavor:

figs, cheese, green onions…

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dress with olive oil, balsamic, a drizzle of honey

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 result:  deliciously earthy…and healthy!!!

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Postcard from summer…

yellow water melon – honeydew – mystery squash

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will they be as tasty as they are beautiful???

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