Sunday, August 26, 2018

Cobbster salad

Special friends and family call for a special dinner. For this night I decided to make a lobster salad, but I call this my Cobbster salad because it combines elements from a classic Cobb salad, including avocado, blue cheese, corn, and tomatoes. There are great textures in this salad, with the velvety avocado and blue cheese, and crunchy corn. I garnished my layered salad, formed into pyramids using triangular molds with flowers and baby veg from my garden—baby French breakfast radishes, baby purple pea pods, navy yellow beans, nasturtium blossoms and leaves, and borage blossoms.

I made six of these plates, so it was 
imperative that I had an organized 'mise en place' 
station all set up for speedy assembly. 

I made 7 of these plates, so it was imperative 
that I had an organized 'mise en place' station all set up.

My sister-in-law, Sheri, helped with this task, my twin 
brother supplied the lobsters, and they both 
supplied the beautiful seaside setting. 

Dinner by the sea is served!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Color inspiration—plums

A basket of earth colored Reine Claude plums is a wistful reminder that summer is waning and autumn is waiting in the wings. Photo by David Lebovitz

To see more colors, click on the red "color inspirationlabel below.