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Father’s Day

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So, apparently I only post when I am not working regularly.  But anyway, we had a great celebratory meal for Father’s Day/my mother’s birthday.

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We had grilled lamb,

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Grilled vegetables,

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A special salad, which came from this recipe, but we made it with lime juice and home-grown lettuce instead of the more flavorful arugula, because that is what we had.

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And it all came together with a (slightly burnt) specialty of mine: grilled garlic bread.

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Dessert was rather fancy looking, even if it was very simple.

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Miniature strawberry shortcakes and coffee.

And, naturally, here is your gratuitous close up.

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A Maryland Summer — Crab Cakes

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For dinner tonight we had a Maryland classic: crab cakes, with some pasta salad and Italian tomatoes.

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And of course, a gratuitous close-up.

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BLTs

There is nothing quite so quintessentially summer as BLTs with corn on the cob.
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Our BLTs tend to have a little more than just bacon, lettuce and tomato, but those are still the key ingredients.
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And now for a gratuitous close up of the tomatoes, which my grandmother prepared Italian style.
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I found some time…

So yeah, I don’t know if any of you are still reading, but I am unsuspending this blog. I found some time and some photos, so here we go.

A little while back I made a really nice little meal.

Scrambled eggs with chicken and some sourdough bread, served with hot sauce.
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And here is a gratuitous close up.
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Next up… spaghetti on Sunday.

First meal properly cooked

So, a little earlier in the week, I made my first proper meal. Rice with veggies. Okay, so it was vegetarian. I didn’t really feel it needed meat, it was very tasty. Some fresh iced tea went well with it.
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Just leftover rice-aroni and some fried peppers, zucchini, and onions, with some cheese.

Dim Sum – Restaurant review

Friday afternoon I went to New Fortune restaurant in Gaithersburg MD for dim sum.
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It is fantastic, so let’s dive right in.

I have no idea what the dishes were called but everything was bought à la carte, so that doesn’t matter. Just look at a bunch of pictures.

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Here’s one of the carts.
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and more food.
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As you can imagine, it was delicious. Go there.

Dinner in Courses

On Thursday, we put together a special dinner for my mother’s birthday.

The primo was Campanelle al Limone, which turned out to be really easy to make.
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For the main course, I made Pollo al Vino Bianco and some fried vegetables.
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For dessert, my sister made Strawberry Shortcake, the real way. It was delicious.
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Here is a better picture of a pretty cappuccino.
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and a gratuitous close-up, naturally.
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