WELL, I’m not sure if you’re aware, but it’s football season again! I have been a fan since I can remember, but it was always college football. GO BIG RED!! Since moving to New Orleans, I have become a Saints fan as well, which I suppose is no surprise if you’ve spent any time down there
Risotto & Other Things….
Hello! I know summer is still here, but it was chilly here in Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend and so I thought it might be a good time for some risotto. It’s often a dish only thought of in the fall and winter, but I wanted to make it and I’m glad I did. It…
Now that I am responsible for menus on the daily, I rely on my experiences and memory for ideas. It’s also no big secret that I love cookbooks, I have so many that I couldn’t bring them all to New Orleans! Magazines are great too, especially for seasonal recipes.
Mid-Summer Progress Report: I am so busy! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I accepted my first personal chef job. Now, after almost 2 months, I can say it’s challenging at times, yet very rewarding. I am learning so much! I would say the best and worst part of my job is that I am in in charge of menu planning. Of course each family member has their likes and dislikes, but they also give me A TON of liberties when it comes to the ingredients. They want to see what I can do, and so they really don’t steer me in any particular direction unless we are planning for a special occasion….or they decide they want lobster.
So I was nominated for a Liebster award by my friend who has a great blog Life’s Next Big Step , where she dishes on being a mom and her health & fitness routine. I think it’s great when bloggers can support each other, thanks Katie!
I am away from New Orleans for the summer, but the city is still very much on my mind. I definitely miss it. I visited a few restaurants before I left for Martha’s Vineyard and I am just now finding the time to write about them!
I think summer is the best time to experiment with fresh salsas. The obvious choices are fresh herbs and nice fruits or tomatoes that are abundant in the summer. I am lucky to have plenty of fresh herbs literally in my backyard. We have fresh thyme, rosemary, parsley, cilantro, basil, sage, dill, and chives. I am trying to take advantage of these while I can!