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Sunday, July 11, 2010

I got your summer - right here!


L
ets let the cat out of the bag - candy is dandy but liquor is quicker and the same can be said about summer and winter. There is so much eye candy walking around NYC right now I am fortunate to be jaded. What I can never get over is the fact that summer brings produce. Summer is productive.


Here is a kicked up caprese salad. Tomato aspic, pesto aspic and fresh bufala mozzarella. Take that to the pool and swim with it!


Not enough for you? How about some tweaked stuffed blossoms?


Yup, these bad boys are hooked up. Molcajete bread crumbs and the works.



Delicious with a fresh "salsa" of raw tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil - oh and why not throw in a little salt and pepper. How do you rock your summer? This is eventually going to Intuitive Eggplants summer bounty smackdown.




Would you like to see some contact sheets of the outtakes? Ok why not. You can get an idea how I do things.

42 comments:

sheri said...

how do i rock my summer?...by coming by here to drool at all of the food i'll never prepare but hope to eat one day :)

Jeannie said...

Mmmm....i am so drooling here and stomach is growling for food!

Angie's Recipes said...

Summer is productive and HOT! I can't breathe properly with this steaming heat...

Donna-FFW said...

Funny ..eye candy for me has a totally different definition.

Jill said...

You just keep on getting better! Looks just like Summertime...when the living is easy.

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a great way to enjoy summer.

Magic of Spice said...

This all looks fantastic! And love your site:)

baking.serendipity said...

Yay summer :) Love the photography!

buffalodick said...

You love those squash blossoms! I've got to try some soon...

Vickie said...

Lol, about the eye candy.
Wow, I thought my ensalada caprese was fabulous before I caught your act. You really know how to kick it up a notch, mister. And what exactly did you do with the squash blossoms?

intuitive eggplant said...

What a taste-tempting post, and what a great entry! Don't forget to stop by my place on 7/24 with a link. This is gonna be a great contest!

eggy

Barbara said...

I want some of those stuffed zucchini blossoms, please! I've always wanted to make them.

(I always tease my wine drinking daughter with a twist on that old saying: Wine is fine, but liquor is quicker. Ain't it the truth?)

Stacey Snacks said...

2 of my summer favorites.....Caprese salad and squash blossoms.
GORGEOUS!!!
PS I thought you meant all the gorgeous women walking around the city as "eye candy"! (maybe you do!).
xxoo

Velva said...

Summer rocks! Your food rocks! If only I lived closer.

雅俊芬凱陳許 said...

你個blog影d相真係好靚!!! ..................................................................

Joanne said...

I could totally swim in that pesto. I bet it's good for your skin.

Debi (Table Talk) said...

'Tis the season for squash blossoms---boy do I love them! Beautiful presentation.

Lea Ann said...

Your caprese salad is absolutely beautiful! We're just starting to get fresh produce here in Colorado...bring it on!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the stuffed Zucchini Blossoms. They look splendid!

vanillasugar said...

yes please! DOG i must have have this tomato aspic! out by the pool please.

FOODalogue said...

Great stuff, as usual...and thanks for the link to the vegetable smack down. I may do something.

My Man's Belly said...

Congratulations on the Top 9!

biz319 said...

Oh, my husband loves stuffed zucchini blossoms - yum!

Passionate Caterer said...

I love your squash blossom dish. Did you stuff them or not? Can I get recipe? They look so yummy.

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Sweet and Savory said...

Your photos are eye candy as well as what you are seeing, in the big city.

Elin said...

I am hungry just drooling at your food pictures :)

Tangled Noodle said...

Wow, talk about eye candy! That is one cool caprese salad - I don't even know how to begin making pesto aspic. And I covet that molcajete.

RamblingTart said...

Oh. My. Word. Wow!!! You've done an amazing job! I love the layered aspics. :-) Absolutely beautiful!

Sippity Sup said...

I guess I'll comment here as I probably can't really win the knives again huh? So what eye candy joke can I make? Why am I at a loss? It must be all that good lookin' food I just saw GREG

Marjie said...

Your outtakes, my friend, are why your pictures are always so wonderful, and my one "take it or leave it" shot is usually ready to be left. Love the summer bounty!

Danielle said...

All I can say is looks good! Yum!

teresa said...

ever since reading julie/julia i have been intrigued with aspics. everything looks just as beautiful as it does delicious! hope you're enjoying your summer!

趙坤然趙坤然 said...

德不孤,必有鄰。文不獨,必有應!............................................................

Juliana said...

Wow, love your post...everything looks fabulous :-) YUMMIE!

whatscookingwithdoc said...

Perfect. I am lovin the blossoms. You get my vote-if you don't wiun it's rigged!!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

As far as I'm concerned, it's worth planting a garden just to have zucchini blossoms. I love them stuffed any way you want.

momgateway said...

mouthwatering dish...

intuitive eggplant said...

Two gorgeous dishes that look just as mouth-watering as they did when I first read your post! Thanks so much for playing. I'm hoping to get the contest results posted this weekend, but we'll see.

moi said...

That seals it. I'm stuffing some squash blossoms before the summer is out. Happy Smackdown!

Jen said...

Wow, those squash blossoms are heavenly! Great submission!

LaDivaCucina said...

Everyone is rocking out squash blossoms and yet I can't find any!!! They look incredible, doggy!

The aspic is a nice, old fashioned idea that I could never get my head around. In a summer caprese salad though? YUM! Ya did good, kid!

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