Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Is anyone out there?

I can't imagine anyone is still reading this. I've been on a mini break and I am planning a major comeback the likes of which you have never seen. In the meantime a short post and a few pictures of some summer favorites.

The Lemon-Lime Posset mentioned in an earlier post.

A Dark and Stormy (as made here by the folks at Peju Club)

I'll be back soone in full force.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Chicago Part 4: Eleven City Diner

It's been about a million years since I got back from Chicago. But I have this last post that I didn't get around here it is, the final Chicago info.

A block away from Bongo Room, right near our hotel, was another great breakfast place.

Eleven City Diner

Because the restaurant claimed to be like an old school New York Jewish deli, I was hesitant. Why would I leave New York to go to Chicago to eat in at New York place. But we felt like Bongo Room back to back wasn't a good idea.

Good decision on our part. I started with a Bloody Mary. Always a good way to start a Sunday.

They made it with a bottled mix, which was fine, but the garnish of salami and cheese, along with enormous olives, bumped this cocktail up to very good.

I had a traditional bagel and lox plate. It had all the right parts and so was very good. I've had better bagels, and probably better lox, but it all worked.

The husband had corned beef hash with a fried egg. This really was excellent.

Sometimes you have to go to another city to remember why you love the city you came from.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Lemon-Lime Posset

Last night I made my new favorite dessert - a Lemon-Lime Posset. I have no idea what Possets are, but I love them.

I would like to say that I have turned a corner in my cooking, and that I am now at a restaurant worthy level...but in reality, it is just one of those perfect recipes.

This summer is officially the summer of Possets. I will be testing all sorts of varieties.

More on this later, with pictures (the rest of the meal wasn't bad either).