Posts made in July, 2013

Worth The Trip: Gas Station Gastronomy

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Go, Restaurants, Sarasota | 1 comment

Worth The Trip: Gas Station Gastronomy

Hey guys!  And by guys I mean the three of you lovely ladies who read this blog.  :) Chances are you already know why I’ve been MIA for a few weeks.  My life was a bit topsy turvy last month, but it seems things are settling down and I’m ready to start cooking with gas again! Speaking of gas, check out this article I wrote for the latest issue of Edible Sarasota featuring local gas station fare.  (What a great segue, right?!!?)  I’m not talking about a bag of Doritos, I’m talkin’ smoked meats, fluffy pitas, homemade tzatziki and fried chicken that would put the Colonel out of business.     WORTH THE TRIP: FOOD ON THE...

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Recipes | 2 comments

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon is one of the best things about Summer, a fact I believe has been proven by astrophysicists, engineers, theologists and The Supreme Court. If you can think of Summer without thinking of watermelon, then you may be missing an extremely crucial link in your DNA chain. This sweet and succulent fruit ups the flavor ante on anything it is combined with, from sorbets to salads. When temperatures rise and you are sweating the moment you touch the door handle to step outside, nothing beats the heat better than the gratifying flavor and juiciness of a ripe watermelon. And what better way to capitalize on watermelon’s natural juiciness than by turning it into a soup....

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INNA jam

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Eat, Products | 1 comment

INNA jam

How the hell have I not written about INNA jam already? What’s wrong with me? Was I ill? Did I get a frontal lobotomy? Do I need one?     INNA jam is just about the best jam I have ever come across. Yes, yes, I know – I’m a bit over the top when it comes to my enthusiastic love of goods lining Artisan Cheese Company‘s shelves. But, it’s not my fault.  Louise has tremendously good taste and passionately picks each product after extensive research and tasting. So, thanks Louise.     If you think of jam or jelly and your mind’s eye immediately scans the towering rows of garbage in the grocery store, you, my dear...

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