I took one whole week off of blog/facebook/twitter etc. No special reason--just a little vacation from the techno-frontlines because I want these activities to stay fun--not burdensome. And, this is the first time all year that--with sons all out of town, hubs and I ate out four whole nights which is very unusual for us. It was fun--kind of like being on vacation or a honeymoon. I wouldn't want to make a steady diet of it but--with NYC 97 degree heat--it was worth the expense. We ate our favorite NYC resto's: Marea, Porterhouse, Locanda Verde and Yakitori Toto.
But, I cooked all weekend up at my moms--here is a little steak dinner, Asian style: porterhouse and portobellas marinated in teriyaki sauce and grilled, plain steamed bok choy, ditto the fresh corn and cilantro rice. I've been on a kick of stirring fresh cilantro into things: butter for corn, tossed into rice, scattered over steamed greens. Most of the fish, meat and veg I've been cooking has been such pure natural product that just a little hint of spice or herbs is all that's needed to enhance.