Monday, August 11, 2014

Easy summer cooking & refreshing cocktails in the desert {Ferragosto}

Last week we managed to take the office on the road, escaping to a favorite hideout in the desert for some lazy days in the sun and to visit our friend Nancy {plus Hector & Carbón} and spending the days leading up to Ferragosto coming up with an endless list of easy summer dishes. Plus, the perfect summer cocktail ...

the location.
hope springs, desert hot springs, california
the menu.
~ burrata on grilled bread with marinated anchovies & shallot vinaigrette {recipe}
~ water melon salad with feta cheese & fresh mint {inspired by this recipe}
~ caprese salad with yellow nectarines & fresh basil {a variation of this recipe}
~ zucchini fennel salad with fresh mint & shaved parmegiano
~ cornmeal crust pizzette with spicy sausage & roasted vegetables
~ poached wild salmon with caper mayonnaise
~ roasted pork tenderloin with tonnato sauce
~ basil gin & tonic {inspired by this post}


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