Monday, November 27, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Recap

We had another lovely, low-key Thanksgiving this year. We didn't do anything super extravagant; we stayed with the staples: mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac and cheese, green bean casserole, salad, lingonberry sauce, Texas toast, and roast turkey (duh). Oh, and we made ginger ale.
It was relaxing and delicious and I'm still enjoying the leftovers.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Endive & Gorgonzola Salad

This is yet another recipe inspired by our trip to Lisbon. We ate at an awesome steakhouse one night and one of the sides we ordered was endives with goat cheese and walnuts. They came in individual leaf cups, which I was way too lazy to do myself so I turned the whole thing into a salad.
Ingredients [serves 2 as a main, 4 as a side]:
6 to 8 endives, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 oz. gorgonzola, crumbled
2 tablespoons pepitas (or nut of your choice)
1 scallion, chopped

Monday, November 6, 2017

Homemade Ginger Ale

When I was in Lisbon last month, we went to a sushi restaurant for dinner one night and I was intrigued by the ginger cocktail on the drinks list. I asked our server what was in the cocktail and he said the star ingredient was their homemade ginger ale, which he divulged was just house made ginger syrup with soda water. It was so potent, in the best way possible, it made me want to try to make my own at home.
Ingredients [yields 6 to 8 drinks]:
4 oz. fresh ginger root
1½ cups sugar
2 cups water
+ seltzer water
+ lime
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