Saturday, June 21, 2008


Again inspired by Mark Bittman, Nick and I decided to try making paletas this week. We got a new blender for the task (thanks, Mom!) and scoured the produce department for ideas. Nick decided to try jicama; I went more traditional with strawberries and fresh basil from the patio garden.

Here they are in the freezer in our new rocket-shaped popsicle molds.

And here is Nick enjoying his first jicama-flavored paleta.

Next time, I'd like to try cantelope or pineapple.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Parmesan Chicken

Nick enjoyed the Parmesan chicken that I made last month. I saw this on America's Test Kitchen; needed more seasoning, but it was pretty good.


Whole Foods had some lovely whole yellowtail snapper last week.

We rubbed it down with olive oil, seasoned it with lemon pepper and salt, and grilled it.

Snapper is such a mild, sweet fish. Next time, I will marinate it in a spicy Thai sauce--it needed some kick.