Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup from Leon Happy Soup

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup from Leon Happy Soup

You may recall the story of King Canute, the monarch who went to the beach and commanded the tide to stop coming in. He failed. Hubris. I have a more reasonable belief. I still wear shorts in November. And I eat summer food. And I do believe I push back the onset of...
Tomato, Avocado and Cilantro Salsa

Tomato, Avocado and Cilantro Salsa

I did a TBT cookbook review of Nueva Salsa, a little book of perfected salsa recipes. Here’s an example using the most common trio: tomato, avocado, and cilantro. Plus, naturally, some red onion. But with some surprises, as you will see. I’m using the picture from...
Tomatillo, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa

I did a TBT cookbook review of Nueva Salsa, a little book of perfected salsa recipes. Here’s an example using one common trio: tomatillo, cilantro, and avocado. In this version, tomatillos are roasted before going into the salsa. Ah, to roast or not to roast. It’s a...
Avocado with Balsamic Vinegar: Simple and Perfect

Avocado with Balsamic Vinegar: Simple and Perfect

“How long have you been here?” I asked the waitress. Suzi and I were in Giorgione, a new restaurant we found in Soho, eleven blocks from where we live. “Oh, I think, we have been here fifteen years,” the waitress said. Uh, “new for us” restaurant I guess. I felt a...