Here is my offering for the In My Kitchen event hosted at Sherry's Pickings.
The meal below was enjoyed in late May as it was my pick for my birthday celebration. It was celebrated early as I'm taking some meds which react badly with alcohol. Silver lining is I'll be done the end of this week. :-)
Well.....this bottle of St Emillion was saved for the event and since I couldn't enjoy it in June, we just revised and celebrated early. No big deal as it was a fabulous meal and I had the best company.
The salad is a basic type but the star was the tomatoes as we grew them. Honestly, I wish we were more successful in the garden because there is nothing like a home grown tomato. The taste is so fresh and there is the satisfaction of having grown it yourself.
Lovely bottle of St Emillion that went a treat with grilled filets.
Homemade baguette with grilled asparagus and baked sweet potato.
One of my favorite desserts - cheesecake!
Here are the tomatoes, it was a kick getting them from the garden. I am pleased with the most mundane things sometimes.
The peppers are close to getting picked and the beans are flourishing. We've never grown black beans before and they are so pretty with the long stalks and purple and white blossoms.
Last but not least I want to share this big fat cookbook called Essential Pepin. It comes with a DVD to view him preparing some of his dishes. This was a score from Thrift Books coming in under $12. I would like to start exploring some of the recipes in this gem and have delicious posts upcoming. Wish me luck.
I recently made a Penne au Gratin from this book but that's it so far.
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