Archive | September, 2010

Dance the summer away

22 Sep
A couple swings to the music at a Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society event
on the Portico at the Buffalo Museum of History

As we say goodbye to summer today,
how did you celebrate the warmest months on record?
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Easy peasy lunch for a group

13 Sep



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Knowing my grandparents and I, both like to eat light and prefer Mediterranean food, planning the menu was not a problem, not like choosing between the background music. Hard rock alternative or solid gold oldies?

An olive oil tasting set saved this lunch



Having a carafe of olive oil with fresh basil, salt and pepper, is a good staple to build the rest of a grazing lunch around. I also always use Carr crackers to entertain. They are perfect for cheese, humus and pesto. Spruce up any boring platters with fresh flowers from the garden. Parsley can also be added to tops of dips.

Smoked salmon with lemon also work well on brown breads

A late summer Mediterranean wouldn’t be complete with a chilled bottle of white wine. This Jacob’s Creek Riesling went great with the prosciutto and salami finger sandwiches on pumpernickel.



Voila!