Friday, June 19, 2015

5 Things

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lemon Artichoke Soup

I have a small obsession with the Lemon Artichoke Soup at Adair Kitchen so I decided to try and recreate it. Although I didn't hit the nail on the head exactly, I think my version was really good! Below is what I did:

2 cans of artichokes
2 Lemons (I'd up this to 4 next time)
2 quarts of low sodium chicken broth
1 potato, peeled and cut into cubes
1 large shallot, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt
1 Tablespoon of pepper
1/2 cup of sour cream
Handful of parsley, chopped

Sauté potatoes, shallots & garlic until potatoes are fork tender

Add Artichokes

Transfer everything to a large pot

Add chicken broth and bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer

Add lemon juice & parsley

Blend using an emulsion blender

Add sour cream

Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt & 1 tablespoon of pepper


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Scenes from the Weekend

Hi Everyone! Hope your weekend was great! I want to give a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to my sister CAC. She and her husband LI were in London this past weekend celebrating. Back on the home front, BS and I had a little date night on Thursday at
B & B Meat Co. It's a brand new restaurant/butcher shop. It was nice to get out just the two of us :) Friday night we took it easy and grilled out at home. Saturday we went to a 1st birthday party for OO & CO and Sunday we brunched with some friends. Below are a few pics from the weekend.

My handsome date

Nightcap at Julep

Chicken (marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and garlic &
 Lamb Chops(marinated in olive oil, red wine vinegar, rosemary & garlic) for dinner

Off to Jack's first birthday party!

Loving the cake pop!

Sunday calls for Rose'

CS in town from Boston