Friday, July 31, 2009
What does your Grandma cook?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
So maybe it is more dairy than one person should consume in a single sitting, but it's one of those things you just have to do.
A view of the sun setting at Fort Adams, overlooking Narragansett Bay.
Ahhh lobster rolls. How I miss thee. I will be doing a side by side comparison of the lobster rolls I sampled on vacation.
Didn't know you could make salmon and shrimp in lobster sauce taste like hot dog. Strangely, it wasn't bad.
Bread pudding. Enough said.
Friday, July 24, 2009
As tempting and delicious as the Patty Melt is, I've always wondered if there is more to Mystic than our late night pit stop would suggest. After reading about the history of the town and the many attractions I decided that I had to see the town in the light of day. I'm sure they missed us at Friendly's this year. Sorry.
I had planned an afternoon strolling along the seaport and a romantic dinner on the water with live music. I think Mother Nature punished me for not going to Friendly's by unleashing so much rain that we could barley see through it. While we had to eat inside, the food at The Seamen's Inne was everything that I'd hoped for. Pictures will follow as I think they should stand on their own. This was easily one of the best meals I've had in a while.
PS- The Seamen's Inne also uses local ingredients and highlights local farms on their menu!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Small potatoes (yukon gold or fingerling...)
White wine vinegar
salt and pepper
Yes, I did eat spam in case you were wondering, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not as much as scrapple if we're talking about questionable meat products but spam certainly satisfies my meat craving. What I love about my neighbors is that you might find them enjoying some grilled spam and a mimosa, but they also make a mean gumbo and authentic beignets for Mardi Gras. Not to mention the holiday cookie exchange. Why did all of this have to develop after I left for college?
Not that I'm complaining. If my dad's recipe for mussels and prawns is any indication I didn't exactly starve growing up. My absolute favorite meal is my dad's grilled salmon and eggplant. The ingredients are simple: just olive oil and lemon pepper but maybe Papa Slaghoople will share some of his grilling tips?
We rounded out the meal with something called fuzzy squash (procured at the local asian supermarket that has all sorts of weird stuff) and a delicious potato salad. Recipe to follow.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This is Winston. He likes me the best.