Look what we've been eating off our very own tree!! How RAD is that??!! This year we probably got about 50 or so ripen to maturity... but we only planted the tree two years ago. We've officially polished off this year's crop, I can't wait to see what future years bring. Fresh apricots are one of my most favorite foods in the whole world.
This soup violates one of my principle tenets of blogging... don't blog about something if the photo didn't turn out looking good. But, you know, rules are meant to be broken. This soup was such a hit with my family, it deserves to be mentioned. It's the "Potato, Sorrel, and Watercress Soup" from Voluptuous Vegan. Wow! It might not be much to look at, but it's a real taste sensation. I love learning new veggies, and this was my first time cooking with sorrel and watercress. Sorrel is great, so lemony! And the dill and potatoes all work together for a wonderful flavor and texture.
On Sunday, our friend Gil had his birthday party. I brought along a yummy cake. It's a 2-layer chocolate cake. I used the "Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Mousse" from "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" as the filling and the frosting. Wow, it was super deelish. Those are little toasted hazelnuts, cut in half and filled with a little drop of melted down dark chocolate.
Tonight I packed up a dinner-to-go, and we took my grandpa over to the Seascape Challenger Tennis Tournament. We're all three big tennis fans, so we ate our dinner and watched a good match ... all in the golden light of the early evening. I made the "Grilled Herbed Tofu Sandwiches with Sundried Tomato Pesto" and the "Barley Salad with Kalamata Olives" from the Real Food Daily cookbook. Two great winners. MAN, those sandwiches were amazing. I've got a ton more of the grilled tofu slices and the pesto, so I'm looking forward to another one of these for lunch tomorrow. If you have the RFD book, I really recommend both of these recipes. That's Kevin Kim serving on the court, by the way.