Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

My first post of the year.  Yes, I’m extremely behind! Chris and I were away for our anniversary and when we got back from our mini-trip, there was so much to do around the house that blogging took a backseat again.  Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Can you believe we’re in 2014?! It’ll take some time before I get used to writing 2014 on my checks and signed documents.

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Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

It’s the start of another week! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

A couple of months ago when Chris and I were in Napa, we had lunch at this cute little wine bar.  One of the dishes we ordered was their housemade burrata.  It was served with tomatoes and pesto on some grilled crusty bread.  It was heaven! I couldn’t stop thinking about this dish since then so I decided to attempt this at home.

I went the quick way and used store-bought pesto.  I’m guessing that’s why the pesto isn’t all that vibrant green in my photos.  ::: sigh ::: It was delicious but would have tasted (and looked) better with a homemade sauce. Enjoy your week!

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Roasted Tomato and Fromage Blanc Crostini

Roasted Tomato and Fromage Blanc Crostini

Chris and I visited a goat farm yesterday.  We saw baby goats as young as two weeks old, and full grown ones too.  They were so cute but stinky (what do you expect from farm animals, right?).  We then made our way to the farm’s gift shop where they had all sorts of preserves, farm fresh chicken eggs (yep, they  had chicken on-site but they’re not the reason why we were there.), and cheeses made out of goat milk.  We sampled a few of their cheeses and ended up going home with four different kinds.

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