HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
This photo was taken for the North Jersey chapter of Slow Food USA, a movement that encourages consumers to buy locally grown food. Depicting the importance of staying fresh, the plates here are made from palm leaves– how fitting? Needless to say, this photo shoot was both intriguing and delicious for everyone on set!
Here’s a recipe for Italian Dumplings so you can try this dish yourself!
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons margarine
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 quarts water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1 In a skillet, saute onion in butter till tender.
2 Add spinach, cook and stir over medium heat until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
3 Stir in ricotta; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
4 Transfer to a large bowl.
5 Add 3/4 cup of flour, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt.
6 Cool for 5 minutes.
7 Stir in eggs; mix well.
8 Place remaining flour in a bowl.
9 Drop batter by tabelspoonfuls into flour; roll gently to coat and shape each into an oval.
10 In a large saucepan; bring water and bouillion to a boil-reduce heat.
11 Add a third of the dumplings at a time, simmer, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean.
12 Remove from the liquid with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
13 Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Seriously, what did we eat before sushi??
Maki, Sushi & Sashimi. Edamame, Tempura & Miso. Bento Boxes full with Chicken Teryaki and Wasabi!!… mmm… sounds delicious! I’ll have them all!
We had the pleasure of dining at Toro Sushi, a local sushi bar located in Upper Montclair. The experience, food and atmosphere inspired yet another blog about the hungry tummy!
Being a sushi lover, we have made our own in the comfort of our home…. it’s definitely not as pretty, but tastes fantastic! Here’s what you need…
*Fresh Sushi Grade Fish
*Any combination of veggies (Cucumbers, Scallions, Baby Corn, etc)
*Any combination of textures from your favorite rolls or pieces (Cream Cheese, Tempura Flakes, Sesame Seeds, etc)
*Don’t forget the Wasabi and Ginger!!!
Sushi is definitely an art form. Creating the perfect roll, a combination of tastes and textures is key.
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. ~Toni Morrison
Not only do human sisters share a special bond, but animal sisters do too! Sisters don’t always have to agree on things. They don’t have to get along all the time. And many times sisters look nothing alike! However, that doesn’t change the type of friendship that sisterhood brings. As they bond sitting side by side, you can see these Afghan Hound sisters Aquina and Tish have very different looks. Although they are unique in appearance, they are both beautiful.
These Afghan hound sisters belong to our friend Diane Bauman.
Happy Friday. :]
The sun barely rising and a light fog hanging over the water. Soft sounds of birds and insects singing in harmony. What is more peaceful than a quiet morning on the water?
Fishing is a perfect summer activity to help you relax. So spend some time with your Papa bear and go out fishing together!
Moisture isn’t always a photographer’s enemy! Why not try out a disposable underwater camera and have a little fun? With a cheap alternative like the disposable underwater camera,
there is no need to worry about trying to keep your camera dry or buying an expensive water proof case. Just jump right in with your gear! Get some interesting angles of some of your favorite water-based past times.