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I’m not going to say it.  I promise you I’m not going to say those dreadful things that everyone has been talking about.  You know what I’m talking about.  The end of summer.

I refuse to acknowledge that we’re done and I’m going to make the most out of these next few weeks by continuing to eat all of the bounty that graces my CSA box.  Most recently, we’ve seen an influx in tomatoes… primarily of the heirloom variety.


We’re counting down to our last couple of months before we close up the Cape house.  The meals that we have while we are down there are what I will miss the most.  Lunches are divinely rustic.  Cheese plates, crusty bread, grilled fish from the night before, cucumber salad, slices of perfectly ripe melon and, of course, a glass of crisp white wine.

A few weekends ago, I brought with me my latest treasure, a volume of Canal House Cooking that has some extraordinary recipes (paired with stunning photographs), with the intent to make something from it.  Within moments of perusing the pages, I had my heart set on one.  There are few things that delight me more than slices of fresh tomatoes.  And have I mentioned my love for blue cheese?  And anchovies?  You see why I had to make this recipe.

We gathered around the picnic table that overlooks the lake and chowed down on the platter.  A simple pleasure, indeed.  One that makes you grin within moments of your first bite.  One that’s hard to forget.

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  • Dan @ Dan's Good SideSeptember 12, 2011 - 12:10 am

    Why do heirloom tomatoes always come at the end of the summer season. Why???? Always so bittersweet…I even had to wear a puffy vest today. I think fall will officially be in my city tomorrow morning…Sigh… :(

    Nice salad though! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Nelly RodriguezSeptember 12, 2011 - 12:12 am

    The end of summer…amazing but so much to look forward in the fall! Love this, SPECIALLY the anchovies! Gorgeous as always Brian…ReplyCancel

  • Samantha @ Ferraro KitchenSeptember 12, 2011 - 12:19 am

    This is beautiful! I am infatuated with heirlooms…and to pair salty beauties with it is graceful!ReplyCancel

  • RosaSeptember 12, 2011 - 1:37 am

    A beautiful combination of flavors and ingredients. This salad looks so scrumptious!



  • LirenSeptember 12, 2011 - 1:43 am

    Oh, I hear you! I am still hanging on to summer, especially with the gorgeous tomatoes. Love everything on the plate, Brian. Rustic simplicity at its best.ReplyCancel

  • VijithaSeptember 12, 2011 - 1:46 am

    Sweet tomatoes with salty anchovies is brilliant. What a wonderful salad to end the summer? Yum yum yum!!!ReplyCancel

  • MikeVFMKSeptember 12, 2011 - 7:16 am

    Brian, the end of summer is indeed here. But the fact that heirloom tomatoes grace our markets makes it a bit sweeter. And it allows for such a beautiful salad like this.ReplyCancel

  • Anneli FaiersSeptember 12, 2011 - 7:17 am

    Blue cheese and anchovies, 2 of my very favourite ingredients! So simple and yet so packs a punch!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 12, 2011 - 8:58 am

    This is a beautiful dish to celebrate the end-of-summer!ReplyCancel

  • SaraSeptember 12, 2011 - 9:34 am

    I have been all over anchovy dressing lately–how did they ever get such a bad rap? (I wonder if most people don’t realize they are in Ceasar dressing, hmmmm…). I will be making this tonight, though maybe with goat or feta. (Don’t have blue cheese on hand, not sure why!) I have been toying with the idea of subscribing to the Canal House Cooking series. I requested Gastronomica last year for Christmas instead, but….ReplyCancel

    • BrianSeptember 12, 2011 - 9:47 pm

      I think this would make for a marvelous gift. These books are beautifully produced.ReplyCancel

  • Bev WeidnerSeptember 12, 2011 - 9:51 am

    I have just collapsed and become a pile of human happiness.


  • Erin @ A Nesting ExperienceSeptember 12, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Not sure about the anchovies, but tomatoes and blue cheese sound perfect right about now. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • sweetsugarbelleSeptember 12, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Brian, since my first visit to your blog I’ve been hooked. Your photos and how you think about food. I love this combo. Such intense flavors, but simple and rustic. I’m sad to see the veggies go, however, I cannot wait to get to know you over the winter cooking season!ReplyCancel

  • MariaSeptember 12, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    Love the flavours you’ve combined in this dish – beautiful salad!ReplyCancel

  • Mike@The Culinary LensSeptember 12, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    Such beautiful simplicity. It amazes me how ingredients like this just pull together so well. As much as I will miss summer I truly love fallReplyCancel

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenSeptember 12, 2011 - 5:16 pm

    I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer either, why does it seem like the shortest season? *sigh*ReplyCancel

  • Barbara | Creative CulinarySeptember 12, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    I have not had enough summer tomatoes…I am leaving for a market in a few and plan to rectify that. Heirlooms might not be so doable but I’ll take just a good old fashioned Big Boy. And I’m talking tomato. :)

    Sounds perfect during this beautiful still warm yet cooler time of year Brian. And looks lovely too.ReplyCancel

  • Chef DennisSeptember 12, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    what a perfect use for those lovely heirloom tomatoes, and what a wonderful flavor combination.
    I know what you mean about summer, for now the weekends are all we have left, I hope you manage to get a few more in at the cape before you close it up for winter. Great food and great friends make great memories….ReplyCancel

  • AnnSeptember 12, 2011 - 11:54 pm

    Delicious! I’d have to omit the anchovies due to allergies, but maybe a little extra salt will make up for it. Your pictures are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.September 13, 2011 - 9:04 am

    This looks good!ReplyCancel

  • sippitysupSeptember 13, 2011 - 10:25 am

    In Los Angeles we get our real heat in September and into October. Though today is mild, I expect summer to come roaring back. It always does. GREGReplyCancel

  • JoanneSeptember 14, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    I really feel like I didn’t embrace heirloom tomatoes enough this year but it’s probably just because we didnt’ get many in our CSA. NOT MY FAULT. But that doesn’t make me want them any less…especially after seeing this.ReplyCancel

  • KitaSeptember 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

    What a beautiful dish to have as you lead the march in the resistance against the end of summer! Normally, I am not one to enjoy fall’s bounty until the official end of summer but something just got into me this year and apples and pumpkins are all over my kitchen. The last pulls of summer and grilling are still getting to me though!ReplyCancel

  • Trevor Sis BoomSeptember 26, 2011 - 11:22 pm

    I love this. Although I hate the end of summer I love these tomatoes and I love meals made like this… more assembly than recipe but with each thing contributing something different to the mix. And anything with anchovies is a plus!ReplyCancel

  • normaOctober 5, 2011 - 10:28 am

    Anchovy and tomatoes…right up my husband’s alley. Greta shots.ReplyCancel

  • GastroGuyOctober 18, 2011 - 8:21 pm

    Thanks for turning me on to Canal House cooking! I’ll be picking up a copy tomorrow… that and I can’t wait to explore your site some more…ReplyCancel

I knew at some point I’d cave.  There was going to be a time where I’d make something that included meat and say, “I should really share this with my readers.”  And that time has come, my friends.

Being a pescatarian, it’s rare that I cook meat.  Eric has never asked me to make it for him, though from time to time he will prepare a burger for himself or invite a friend over for a steak.  But he’s always been the one to make that part of the meal, while I continue working on the veggie sides.

I blame this pizza recipe on my brother-in-law, Andrew.  He’s the guy who comments on each of my posts with a “Mmmmmmm… I LOVES me some…” The man can sure eat and he is never afraid to try a new dish, even if the ingredients may be a bit out of the ordinary.

For the past couple of years, Andy has purchased a clamming license and he and Eric will go out and bring back a huge bucket of clams, mussels, and, from time to time, a couple of snails.  This past weekend, Andy went out with a mission: to come back with clams to make clam and bacon pizza.  We’ve prepared it before… last year, in fact… and there were some rave reviews.  This time, however, I suggested covering the crust with a layer of fresh basil pesto.  Something that will complement the briny clams and the smokiness from the bacon.

I may not be a meat eater (though I did get a nibble of this treasure), but I know that bacon and clams and some fresh herbs and garlic can’t be a bad thing.

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  • ElianaSeptember 8, 2011 - 7:59 am

    OK – Jordan is the cutest little girl ever. But you had my heart at the pizza. Looks super super delish!ReplyCancel

  • Ken⏐hungry rabbitSeptember 8, 2011 - 8:19 am

    Nice job, my friend. Fresh clams pizza is hard to come by and you certainly made it irresistible that I must give it a whirl.ReplyCancel

  • spicebloggerSeptember 8, 2011 - 8:31 am

    Delicious. and stunning photography. :)


  • Nelly RodriguezSeptember 8, 2011 - 8:49 am

    Oh this makes me a happy happy baker! Bacon, pizza and clams, oh my! Love this Brian, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanSeptember 8, 2011 - 8:55 am

    Mmnn!. . . I LOVES me some clambacon pizza!

    El narcisismo es la moda de la época. . . o tal vez auto-referencial entradas del blog son la moda de la edad.ReplyCancel

  • GeorgieSeptember 8, 2011 - 9:03 am

    Everything here is “Beautiful”, though I want to eat that pizza recklessly!ReplyCancel

  • thelittleloafSeptember 8, 2011 - 9:06 am

    I’m not a big meat eater either but this pizza looks incredible – just the right amount of salty bacon to go with the clams… and your crust looks deliciously puffy too. I’ve had pizza with prawns and squid before but never clams…next time I get my hands on some I’m giving this a go!ReplyCancel

  • Bev WeidnerSeptember 8, 2011 - 9:09 am

    That is the most beautiful clam pizza I’ve ever laid eyes on! I’m kind of freaking out.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar TripsSeptember 8, 2011 - 9:12 am

    I love the pictures, Jordan is adorable! And a clamming license, I never knew there was such a thing! (I thought it fell under fish, learn something new every day!)
    This pizza looks fantastic! And it makes me even want to try clams! I’m a “bacontarian” 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (This Little Piggy)September 8, 2011 - 10:26 am

    Ooooooh clams AND bacon – what a treat! I need to get me a clamming license too! Beautiful photos – as always!ReplyCancel

  • KristenSeptember 8, 2011 - 10:27 am

    I love bacon on pizza but I never thought about clams on pizza – that’s a new one! Looks like your pizza made a lot of people quite happy :)ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethSeptember 8, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Aaaah, traitor!! JK 😉ReplyCancel

  • MikeVFMKSeptember 8, 2011 - 11:25 am

    Brian, this is one heckuva pizza! The truest sign that a dish is a hit is by the smiles on the faces of your guests or family. And judging by Jordan’s adorable face this was definitely a hit! Love the pics and the clam hunt story!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethSeptember 8, 2011 - 11:32 am

    Oh yum! I wish we could fish for clams here, but all the beaches have posted notices warning of red tide. I’m not sure I actually believe it, because there are oyster farms everywhere, but I steer clear.

    I rarely eat clams actually, preferring the more meaty of the shell fish, like oysters and mussels. But I think with pesto and bacon, I could seriously dig this pizza. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a ChocoholicSeptember 8, 2011 - 11:51 am

    Oh yes, you can’t go wrong with bacon, clams, fresh herbs and garlic! Have you tried the clam pizza at Russell House Tavern?? (no bacon) It is sooooo good!ReplyCancel

  • MaiaSeptember 8, 2011 - 11:57 am

    How delicious – and that little boy is precious. I love clam and garlic pizza, but my husband always discourages me from eating it because of the garlic-overload-aftermath. Your version sounds equally savory with the addition of bacon and only a fraction of the garlic. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • kateiscookingSeptember 8, 2011 - 12:25 pm

    What a delightful combination! Can’t wait to be on Cape in about six weeks and head to Cap’n Parkers for some chowder… Then off to the lobster guy’s in Sandwich for lobster to make at the house. YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • serena @bigapplenoshSeptember 8, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    This sounds like an awesome combination!ReplyCancel

  • KimberleySeptember 8, 2011 - 4:23 pm

    Yummmmmm! I don’t see clams too often on pizzas out here, but I saw it a lot while in Croatia. With or without bacon, I’ll take it. I’ve missed so much on your blog, Brian! It’s nice to catch up.ReplyCancel

  • MargaretSeptember 8, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Bacon and clams or any pork product with clams make me happy. So glad you decide to share this recipe with us. And love the pictures of Jordan, too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Fran {The Flavorful Fork}September 8, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    My mouth started watering the minute I looked at this bacon-clam pizza! Would love to give this a try.ReplyCancel

  • VijithaSeptember 8, 2011 - 6:32 pm

    Sounds like a winning combination. That’s a cute pic of the lil one, seems to love your pizza.ReplyCancel

  • CarolynSeptember 8, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Now I am not going to be able to refrain from looking for Andy’s “mmm, me love me some…” comments. This is gorgeous pizza though, and yes, me loves me some!ReplyCancel

  • MariaSeptember 8, 2011 - 7:06 pm

    I love trying new pizzas. Great creation!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaSeptember 8, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    Um, hello ADORABLE!!! Great pictures. The pizza sounds amazing… all that salty savory flavor.. its win win! :)ReplyCancel

  • JeanetteSeptember 8, 2011 - 7:54 pm

    The look on Jordan’s face is too cute for words! Love the idea of pesto on pizza.ReplyCancel

  • Chef DennisSeptember 8, 2011 - 8:08 pm

    ok, you had me at bacon, but a clam and bacon pizza, wow! I can’t believe you even got clams that fresh, what a wonderful way to eat, being able to fish for your own clams and mussels is a wonderful thing.
    It looks like Jordan sure had a good time, she is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.September 8, 2011 - 8:33 pm

    looks fabulous! Great looking post as alwaysReplyCancel

  • Becca at It's YummiliciousSeptember 8, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    To quote Andy…. MMmmmmmmm….

    You had me at bacon <3ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and DessertsSeptember 8, 2011 - 10:47 pm

    Bacon on pizza is one of my husbands favorite! Add fresh clams, and he might kiss you! Looks gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineSeptember 9, 2011 - 1:37 am

    Can’t go wrong with pizza. It looks like Jordan sure had a great time, she is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle JaffeeSeptember 9, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Clams and bacon partying on a pizza. What’s not to love?
    Beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • A Plum By Any Other NameSeptember 9, 2011 - 8:35 am

    This recipe couldn’t come at a better time … I’ve been dying to make clam and bacon pizza. Hoping to try my hand at it out on the grill too.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenSeptember 9, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Oh what a cutie she is! I’ll take whatever she’s having!ReplyCancel

  • Mike@The Culinary LensSeptember 9, 2011 - 8:52 pm

    The freshest of clams with the bacon an pest must have been amazing. The bacon was only there to enhance everything else so it is hardly meat eatingReplyCancel

  • Dee Dee's DelightsSeptember 10, 2011 - 10:48 am

    Congrats on the top 9! These look soooooo good!!ReplyCancel

  • KathSeptember 10, 2011 - 11:11 am

    “Mmmmmmm… I LOVES me some…”

    Bacon and clams on pizza? Yes, please!ReplyCancel

  • AnnSeptember 10, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    This looks amazing and I LOVE your photos! I’m allergic to clams, so I can’t put them on, but I bet they really added a great flavor!ReplyCancel

  • Fuji MamaSeptember 11, 2011 - 1:17 am

    There are so many things right about this pizza!! Now I need to get my hands in some good clams…ReplyCancel

  • sippitysupSeptember 11, 2011 - 4:29 pm

    PS Bacon is not meat it is oxygen! GREGReplyCancel

  • MonetSeptember 11, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    We don’t eat meat (at least not very much) but I think I’m going to make an exception. When I saw this earlier this week, I drooled, and I’ve been drooling ever since! Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe. As always, your posts make me smile. I hope you have a blessed beginning to your week. Much love from Austin!ReplyCancel

  • Ranjani @ Four Seasons of FoodSeptember 11, 2011 - 10:04 pm

    I’ve heard of clam pizza but never tried it. This looks pretty great – must try soon!ReplyCancel

  • SMITH BITESSeptember 12, 2011 - 7:17 am

    if only i lived near the sea . . . if only i could get my hands on fresh clams . . . sigh . . .ReplyCancel

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspectiveSeptember 12, 2011 - 8:06 am

    Oh Biran, Clam and Bacon Pizza? That sounds heavenly!ReplyCancel

  • Russell van KraayenburgSeptember 13, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    Wow what a combination of flavors! I love the basil pesto as the sauce. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • normaNovember 15, 2011 - 5:35 am

    I love the baby’s face…..ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ My Kitchen AddictionJuly 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    If you are going to write about meat, it should absolutely be bacon! :) This pizza looks amazing… It’s making me rethink the burgers I had planned for tomorrow! Not sure I can get my hands on some good fresh clams fast enough, though. Next time I do, this s at e top of my list!ReplyCancel

  • […] make it for dinner. We’ll roll out some dough and give it whatever spin we’re feeling. Clams and pesto or maybe a garlic scape and zucchini pie.  I like to top my pizzas with seasonal ingredients, […]ReplyCancel

Eric and I are the proud uncles of two very adorable girls.  Jordan will be turning two at the end of this year and Ayla, my sister’s daughter, was born this past March.  Now that they are in our lives, I enjoy watching them eat their first foods, seeing their likes and dislikes appear across their faces.  And I can’t wait for the day to come when I can teach them both how to cook.  We’ll spend time in the kitchen, making everything from soup to cakes.  They’ll get tastes of a variety of ingredients, not just chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese.

Even as a small child, I was given foods that aren’t necessarily considered kid fare.  Spices were used that you can’t find in a McDonald’s Happy Meal.   I’m pretty certain that this defined the way I look at food and turned me into the adventurous eater that I am.

When I was asked by my dear friend (and mommy blogger extraordinaire) Nicole, to do a guest post for her new site, Boston Babies: Your Guide to an Urban Upbringing, I thought about all the things I’d want to make.  I had seen a number of posts on the site, Smitten Kitchen, on baby food recipes and I wondered if that was the route I should go.  The recipes on the blog were full of spices that I’d never thought to give to a baby (see: Moroccan-ish Carrots and Yams).

What inspired this recipe for Banana Ice Cream (though, it’s not really ice cream because there’s no dairy in it) was the fact that my younger niece is starting to teethe a bit and I thought instead of making something that would be consumed warm or at room temp, why not make something that was tasty AND would ease the little one’s pain.  She hasn’t switched to solids yet, but I know that when she does, this will be a hit.

Plus, it’s healthy! There’s no added sugar, no preservatives.  Just a single ingredient and a few spices (I included some allspice to give it a more dynamic flavor).

*Note: Please buy Fair Trade bananas!

For the recipe, head on over to Nicole’s blog.  If you are a new parent or expecting a little one on the way, I think you’ll find her site to be a great resource.

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  • Mardi@eatlivetravelwriteSeptember 5, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Oh for sure heading over there to check out the recipe. Looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenSeptember 5, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    I love, love, love banana ice cream! I make it about every other day, if not more. I also use the same strategy when making smoothies, instead of using yogurt as the base. My favorite way to do it is bananas, spinach, and peanut butter….MMM!ReplyCancel

  • MikeVFMKSeptember 5, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    Brian, I love banana ice cream. And the fact that this was made with your adorable niece in mind makes it all the better. Love the pics, as I always do. Off to see the recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Mike@The Culinary LensSeptember 5, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    I have seen variations of this several times recently. It looks so good I’ll have to try it.. As always I love your photos.ReplyCancel

  • LizSeptember 5, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Perfect for all ages! Off to check out your recipe~ReplyCancel

  • NishiSeptember 5, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    Just saw the recipe Brian.This is such a healthy and fat free way to serve ice cream to babies. I will surely make this for my two year old :)ReplyCancel

  • MaureenSeptember 5, 2011 - 6:23 pm

    Off to check the recipe.. sounds lovely!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaSeptember 5, 2011 - 7:47 pm

    Next time add some peanut butter! So good! Love that placemat Brian!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanSeptember 5, 2011 - 9:37 pm

    Mmnnn!. . . I LOVES me some bananas.

    Algunos días me siento como un plátano, y algunos días me siento como la cáscara.ReplyCancel

  • MarkSeptember 5, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    This is a great idea. When our son was teething he really enjoyed frozen pureed cantaloupe or mango. I wish I had thought of the banana. Still, I definitely try this. It’ll be a good treat on a hot day.ReplyCancel

  • Hester aka The Chef DocSeptember 5, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    Great idea, Brian! It always breaks my heart to hear babies crying out in pain while they are teething.ReplyCancel

  • chinmayie @ love food eatSeptember 5, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    I have a 2 year old daughter and I must tell you you have chosen the right recipe!! Ice Cream always wins!! Heading over to Nicole’s for the recipe right now!ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and DessertsSeptember 5, 2011 - 10:29 pm

    Love seeing babies try there firsts! Everything is so new and amazing in their world. I have never tried banana ice cream – might have to remedy that soon!ReplyCancel

  • ValeriaSeptember 6, 2011 - 3:48 am

    Ha, I saw it the first time on the kitch and loved the idea! I tried it and loved even more! Isn’t it addictive? !ReplyCancel

  • marlaSeptember 6, 2011 - 7:59 am

    I will go check out your friends blog. This banana ice cream is a great treat. We expose out kids to all real foods…way off the standard kids menu 😉ReplyCancel

  • KristenSeptember 6, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures and of course I love the kid friendly fare… my kiddos would go ape for banana ice cream 😉ReplyCancel

  • Chef DennisSeptember 6, 2011 - 7:14 pm

    one of my favorite memories of growing up in NJ after leaving Texas was making friends with a family that made the most incredible banana ice cream…sigh, it was a wonderful thing.
    I agree on the importance of exposing children to different flavors, you can see at school how ready some girls are to experiment with new tastes and how some stick to the same couple foods every day…how sad
    I’m sure your recipe for banana ice cream even without the dairy would be a hit with any age group.
    I’m Off to see the recipe now!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaSeptember 6, 2011 - 8:56 pm

    Such a neat post and links… you are going to keep me busy for the next half hour! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cookin' CanuckSeptember 6, 2011 - 11:46 pm

    This is such a thoughtful recipe for little ones. What lucky little nieces you have.ReplyCancel

  • JulieDSeptember 7, 2011 - 8:09 am

    I love this, Brian! I love pretty much banana everything. I love your photography, btw. :)ReplyCancel

  • KitaSeptember 7, 2011 - 8:23 am

    Banana ice cream? Why don’t I have uncles like you! I would love some of that!! This sounds delicious!ReplyCancel

  • ElianaSeptember 7, 2011 - 8:35 am

    You beat me to the punch Brian! I have some bananas right not that are ripening on my counter that I was going to use to make the very same thing. This ice cream is so delicious and creamy and EASY. Once it’s done I like to mix in mini chocolate chips and peanuts to make it extra delicious.ReplyCancel

  • VijithaSeptember 7, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    Lucky nieces!!! Love banana in anything. Hopping over to her site.ReplyCancel

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.September 7, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    yum! I love banana anything as well!ReplyCancel

  • Sneh | Cook RepublicSeptember 7, 2011 - 10:38 pm

    Aww that is so sweet Brian. Hope the poor dear got some gum relief :-) Looks great! Only this month the banana prices have started dropping from $14/kilo to about $8-10/kilo in Sydney … stashing all banana recipe to make when they become mucho reasonable!ReplyCancel

  • The Dinner Belle for KimberlyBelle.comSeptember 7, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    I’m sure your younger niece loved this delicious and guilty-free concoction! Kudos to Nicole 😉 Now I have a craving for banana ice cream…and your photography is partly to blame but it’s absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anneli FaiersSeptember 8, 2011 - 7:20 am

    So simple!! I LOVE it. My 2 little ones love bananas and I can knock this up anytime without any effort. Recipes like this are a godsend to all Mothers out there!! I agree with everyone on here who says your photos are brilliant by the way.ReplyCancel

  • RJ FlamingoSeptember 13, 2011 - 8:52 am

    OMG. That is how I spent all of last summer – making variations on this banana “ice cream”. It’s such a fun and healthy alternative to the fat and sugar in regular frozen treats. Not that I would pass one of those up, either, dontchaknow.ReplyCancel

  • normaNovember 15, 2011 - 5:38 am

    Yum Yum!ReplyCancel

I try to fill my weekends with things that relax me.  Leisurely breakfasts.  Long walks in the woods.  Watching the sunset with a cocktail in my hand.  It’s also my time to catch up on blog posts from some of the folks I like to follow.  And, today, I wanted to share some highlights with you.  Have a great weekend and happy reading!

Sweet Corn Ceviche from Sprouted Kitchen (how can you not love the simplicity and the bright flavors of this dish)

Nigel Slater’s Yogurt Brulee (an inspired breakfast) from Not Without Salt

Baked Beans from Chez Us (which I’m sure could be made vegetarian, but how could you deny people the pleasure of salt pork)

Fig and Nectarine Granita from Verses from my Kitchen (a creative use of these fruits and the perfect concoction for a Labor Day BBQ)

How to Make Gobba Gobba Hey Coconut Gobs with Ube Filling from Jun-Blog (LOVE the title of this post and am so happy for Jun!)

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  • GeorigeSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:00 am

    I heart all of these blogger’s too!ReplyCancel

  • MikeVFMKSeptember 2, 2011 - 8:07 am

    Thank you Brian! I love reading through some of my favourite blog posts on the weekend too (yourself included). Thanks for including me in this group! Have a fabulous weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren at Keep It SweetSeptember 2, 2011 - 9:12 am

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • Jun BelenSeptember 2, 2011 - 9:36 am

    Oh Brian! Thank you for the link love. You are the best! Enjoy the long weekend and eat well!!ReplyCancel

  • Chez UsSeptember 2, 2011 - 10:44 am

    Brian, thanks for the link love! Love being with such wonderful company. Have a safe weekend. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • SaraSeptember 2, 2011 - 11:23 am

    Thanks for including me! Hope your weekend is lovely, my friend! Love a leisurely breakfast :)ReplyCancel

  • AshleySeptember 2, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the link, Brian. Your weekend sounds delicious! :)ReplyCancel

  • Karriann GrafSeptember 4, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    Brian, thanks for sharing these links! I will head on over to read them now. Happy Reading!ReplyCancel

  • ElianaSeptember 7, 2011 - 11:11 am

    Awesome round-up of links. Will definitely be bookmarking them.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanSeptember 12, 2011 - 12:27 am

    MMMNnnn. . . I LOVES me some weekend reads.

    La lectura es el opio de los bibliotecarios.ReplyCancel

Eric came home from work a few weeks ago with a big bag of groceries.  He’ll do this from time to time.  During his lunch break, he’ll pick up stuff to make for dinner or some other goodies that I’ve requested.  This time, however, I hadn’t asked him to purchase anything.

A look of pure delight formed on his face when I asked what was in the bag.  He reached in and revealed three items: a box of graham crackers, two bags of chocolate chips, and a jar of marshmallow Fluff.

I looked at him for a moment.  “Ok, now what would you like me to do with these items?”

He proudly displayed each item on the kitchen table and then explained. “I want you to make s’more cookies.”  From here, he went on to go over some ideas for how I could go about making said cookies.  I listened and agreed… I would try it out and see what happened.

My first attempt was neither a success nor a failure.  The cookies tasted good, but the Fluff disappeared into the cookie and you really didn’t get any marshmallow consistency.  It was just a regular chocolate chip cookie (I did, however, use graham crackers as a base, which gave it a different flavor and a unique texture).

As I sat down to think about my next move, I contemplated the mistakes that I made with the first batch.  And what it came down to, I felt, was one major issue with baking these suckers: Fluff melts when it is heated.  I knew this all along, but I just didn’t know what to do about it.

And then, just a few days ago, I was sitting with my morning cup of coffee and it came to me: I had to make something that wouldn’t be baked.  My game plan quickly changed.  I wasn’t going to do cookies, but I’d do bars. And instead of putting them in the oven, I’d have them set in the freezer.

The result turned out to be pleasantly surprising.  I think these make for some tasty little treats and these are most definitely kid-friendly (both in preparation and in consumption).

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  • AshleyAugust 30, 2011 - 12:08 am

    So much brilliance here. Suddenly I realize my evening is missing these bars.ReplyCancel

  • Ken⏐hungry rabbitAugust 30, 2011 - 12:10 am

    You clever boy, an excellent fluffer.ReplyCancel

  • eatingRDAugust 30, 2011 - 12:24 am

    oh yum! That looks like heaven. Think I may have to throw some peanut butter in there too :)ReplyCancel

  • RosaAugust 30, 2011 - 2:09 am

    Those look incredibly good! A pretty and tempting treat.



  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenAugust 30, 2011 - 4:52 am

    Oh my, I need these in my hands immediately! You need to live closer, seriously.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren at Keep It SweetAugust 30, 2011 - 6:26 am

    Ok, these are way too easy. I need to buy some fluff and make them immediately.ReplyCancel

  • Adora's BoxAugust 30, 2011 - 7:21 am

    Great idea! The sooner s’mores can be eaten, the better.ReplyCancel

  • A Plum By Any Other NameAugust 30, 2011 - 7:40 am

    Hahaha. I’ve always been a fan of s’mores, but fluff has found a new place in my heart now that I’m a Mass transplant. There’s a “What the Fluff” festival in Union Square Sept 24th and, I believe, national fluffernutter day is Oct 8th. Lots of fluff to look forward to this fall. I’m glad you were determined to keep at it with these bars: they look great!ReplyCancel

  • Emily @ A Cambridge StoryAugust 30, 2011 - 7:48 am

    This is an excellent idea! Fluff is one of those processed foods I could never give up — love the swirls here!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam @ Overtime CookAugust 30, 2011 - 7:50 am

    Yum- what a deliciously brilliant idea. Marshmallows are so hard to use in baking, so don’t bake ’em! I recently tried making s’mores brownies and had to get around the melting marshmallows issue. I finally put them on top of my cooked brownies and put them under the broiler for a minute.


  • Snippets of ThymeAugust 30, 2011 - 7:59 am

    When we moved to NY, my kids were elemen. age. They were introduced to pn’t butter and fluff sandwiches at snack time at school. We had never heard of fluff and they thought they were in heaven. We occasionally have to buy a jar and eat it with a box of graham crackers. They Mmmm and aaahh. Your “no-bake” bars would be so cute to make them down here in TX (as teens!)ReplyCancel

  • YuriAugust 30, 2011 - 8:04 am

    Love it, Brian! I’ve been talking about s’mores this week with a friend who wants to put them in his restaurant menu. Sending him this link now :)ReplyCancel

  • Bev WeidnerAugust 30, 2011 - 8:21 am

    Um, seriously – YUM. And I love how vintagey the shots are. Love it! Now, to figure out how to face-plant those and I’m set.ReplyCancel

  • Chris @ TheKeenanCookBookAugust 30, 2011 - 8:23 am

    Love how simple these are to make. And your photography is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 30, 2011 - 8:42 am

    These look like the perfect dessert to make when you’re on vacation, have limited tools and don’t have a ton of ingredients!ReplyCancel

  • Nelly RodriguezAugust 30, 2011 - 8:43 am

    These look delicious and super simple to make! Great craving to have and make on the spot!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MorrisseyAugust 30, 2011 - 9:01 am

    These look fantastic! Quite munchable. A great idea for off-campsite s’mores…

    from the Queen of S’mores
    Valerie Morrissey :)ReplyCancel

  • The Chocolate PriestessAugust 30, 2011 - 9:15 am

    These look very yummy, thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • AlyAugust 30, 2011 - 9:19 am

    i love this idea! I was just telling someone the only thing about baking, is some of you favorite recipes you can’t just make on the fly (have to let butter and eggs get to room temp) … but these definitely solve that little problem. yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth @ Saffron LaneAugust 30, 2011 - 11:08 am

    This is such a fun idea, especially because I was never allowed to have Fluff as a child. It was one of those guilty pleasures I’d only be able to sneak a taste of at a friend’s house after school. I don’t think I could be held accountable with an entire jar in my house!ReplyCancel

  • CarolynAugust 30, 2011 - 11:28 am

    My kids will be forever in your debt for bringing us this recipe! Yum. Not being from the US, marshmallow fluff scares the beejezus out of me, though. But I can probably make an exception for these awesome bars.ReplyCancel

  • MikeVFMKAugust 30, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Brian, sometimes are loved ones have everything figured out for us! These bites look incredible, and how could they not? Lovely shots!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa {With Style and Grace}August 30, 2011 - 11:52 am

    Mmmm. . . delish!! a “no bake” dessert like this is perfect for a day like today!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Mother ThymeAugust 30, 2011 - 11:54 am

    These look incredible and the perfect dessert to end the day with! I have a jar of Fluff sitting in my pantry that I have been wanting to do something and this recipe looks like the perfect recipe for me to try!ReplyCancel

  • This look amazing! Love the thought process!ReplyCancel

  • TiffanyAugust 30, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    Did you say no bake? Count me in… and love the action shot! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ My Kitchen AddictionAugust 30, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    These look fabulous! I bet my hubby will be a big fan. :)ReplyCancel

  • RavieNomNomsAugust 30, 2011 - 4:35 pm

    These are too much fun, thank you so much for sharing them!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rosie @ SweetapolitaAugust 30, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Ah, yes, the Fluff! I adore Marshmallow Fluff, but you may have guessed that already! These are really clever, Brian, and they look so good. I love the marbled top–it really makes it. So simple but so good, I’m sure, and I love all of the action in your photos! xoReplyCancel

  • kankanaAugust 30, 2011 - 8:45 pm

    I just made something which is neither good nor bad but not what i was looking for and I am now hoping that I can figure out the error the way you did. May be a cup of tea would help but a piece of that smore would definitely help.. pass me one please 😉ReplyCancel

  • GailAugust 30, 2011 - 8:54 pm

    I must admit, I haven’t read the recipe yet.
    Why, you ask?
    Because I’m mesmorized by the graham cracker crumb stirring ‘action’ shot.
    As soon as I calm down from that, I’ll read the recipe.


  • IlkeAugust 30, 2011 - 9:13 pm

    That is why we should not skip our morning coffee. Bright ideas come those times :)
    I always thought about what to do with Fluff, and was wondering if I could somehow make a cheesecake version of this. Have you tried something like this?ReplyCancel

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a ChocoholicAugust 30, 2011 - 10:56 pm

    I love this recipe Brian!! Especially because it’s so simple and yields really pretty bars!ReplyCancel

  • Baker StreetAugust 30, 2011 - 11:14 pm

    Pure brilliance. Can’t wait to try it.ReplyCancel

  • SMITH BITESAugust 31, 2011 - 7:01 am

    that Eric is a keeper . . . as are these bars . . . the prof would absolutely love these!!!ReplyCancel

  • RJ FlamingoAugust 31, 2011 - 7:25 am

    Very creative! Love the swirls. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspectiveAugust 31, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Oh Brian, you know the way to a person’s heart is with marshmallow fluff… or at least ONE way! these look sensational.ReplyCancel

  • justcooknycAugust 31, 2011 - 9:50 am

    omg… the yumminessReplyCancel

  • sippitysupAugust 31, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    Don’t use the word fluffer around me. It makes me blush. GREGReplyCancel

  • naomiAugust 31, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    Ha-we had a baking mind meld moment. Smores are a popular thing! I love your swirled top.ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethAugust 31, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    That story is adorable. And I would devour these, mostly b/c of the graham cracker crust. I had a nice s’mores bar at Area Four last week with homemade marshmallow. Might I suggest trying something along those lines??ReplyCancel

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.August 31, 2011 - 3:31 pm

    omg love these!ReplyCancel

  • Chocolate ShavingsAugust 31, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    Those look delicious and I love the “fluff” swirl!ReplyCancel

  • ErikaAugust 31, 2011 - 10:54 pm

    Brian, like so many of your recipes, these look and sound amazing! I’m having a bbq and will definitely be making your these. I can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

  • KitaSeptember 1, 2011 - 11:09 am

    I wish my BF would bring home inspirational ingredients from time to time – not just pizza. 😉 These bars look awesome and the tone to your photos is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • meg jones wallSeptember 1, 2011 - 11:30 am

    i love this story! so sweet. these sound delicious – great combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and chewy. gotta try these out!ReplyCancel

  • HeleneSeptember 1, 2011 - 12:28 pm

    Love the idea, I wonder if I melt marshmallows if it would turn out to taste as great as yours. Fluff is a bit hard to find around here.ReplyCancel

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  • PaulaSeptember 1, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Great looking no-bake bars and how smart of you to come up with this recipe. Next time your Erin comes home with bags of groceries, please be sure to post about it. Even if you don’t make anything, I love the way you tell a story.ReplyCancel

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  • Heather @ Curly Girl KitchenSeptember 2, 2011 - 10:18 am

    What a great idea! These bars look delicious, and the preparation is so simple. I made smores brownies earlier this summer, and you’re right, the marshmallows basically melted into the batter. The still tasted good, but weren’t very marshmallowy.ReplyCancel

  • MargaretSeptember 2, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    I love that it’s no bake and could whip this delicious treat up in no time. A great quick dessert for entertaining too.ReplyCancel

  • JoanneSeptember 2, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    this is perfect for the adult with the taste buds of a five year old (cough me cough). And for those of us who crave smores 365 days a year. (again…cough me cough)ReplyCancel

  • sweetsugarbelleSeptember 3, 2011 - 3:35 am

    Amazing where we get our best ideas from. I didn’t expect to find the dessert when I came by, but I wad excited I did. BEAUTIFULLY executed.ReplyCancel

  • LirenSeptember 3, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    I do believe that if I ever have the chance to meet Eric in person one day, he and I would get along very very well. You know I love my smores!ReplyCancel

  • Lora @cakeduchessSeptember 4, 2011 - 9:21 pm

    oh I should’ve made these when the cousins were here from Italy. they had their first s’mores with us and LOVED them. these look fabulous and sinful:)ReplyCancel

  • MonetSeptember 5, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Just beautiful! And tasty too! I love when Ryan comes home with a special request. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope the beginning of your week is both peaceful and fun. I’m sipping on a cup of coffee and looking forward to a day of resting and baking. Perfection, in my books! I hope you are well, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • RitaSeptember 5, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Love your blog and what a great recipe for that bottle of Fluff sitting on my shelf; thanks,

  • CourtneySeptember 5, 2011 - 5:10 pm

    Absolutely in love with this. S’more perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanSeptember 11, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    MMMNNN!. . . I LOVES me some smores, especially when I want s’more.

    La locura es el padre de la locura.ReplyCancel

  • Paula @ Dishing the DivineOctober 6, 2011 - 4:50 am

    Brilliant! Love it! And finally I can have them with dark chocolate… which we all know is better. :)ReplyCancel

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When I got off the phone with my mom, I was so disappointed.  I was coming down to New Jersey, spending the weekend with my parents, and not once were we planning on cooking a meal together.  That NEVER happens.

There was, however, a dinner scheduled at her friend Lori’s house for Friday night… the day that I was arriving.  And we were to bring a dessert and a side dish.  That didn’t give us a whole lot of time to whip something up.

And here’s the kicker… not only were we under time constraints, but the dish needed to be suitable for a Kosher meat meal (my parents and Lori’s family both keep Kosher), which meant no cheese… not that dairy products were an option since Lori also keeps vegan and gluten-free (though they did have chicken and fish for the rest of the gang).

Now, I love a good challenge.  I really do.  There’s no BUT at the end of that sentence.  I love cooking this way because it forces me to think outside the box.  And the dishes I prepare for such events tend to be on the healthier side and use fresh, seasonal produce.

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  • MeetaAugust 26, 2011 - 2:56 am

    I love fruity/spicy salsa dishes like this. I have a nice one on the blog with apricots and another one with mangoes. I think this would be actually perfect for Soeren’s party on Sunday!! You mastered the challenge well!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethAugust 26, 2011 - 7:05 am

    Lovely choice. Though I will throw in a suggestion that you try making a bean salad without cheese. If you add chopped avocado you might not find yourself missing cheese.ReplyCancel

    • Brian @ A Thought For FoodAugust 26, 2011 - 7:07 am

      Thank you for that wonderful selection, Elizabeth. I was actually just thinking about how I haven’t had a single avocado this summer. That’s going to have to change.

      But I still think I’d be missing the cheese 😉ReplyCancel

  • MollyAugust 26, 2011 - 7:11 am

    I’ve never thought about bean salad as being anything but parve! Love the look of the salsa. I have both tomatoes and peaches from this week’s CSA and was thinking about making them into a salad with basil for a dinner I’m going to tomorrow night, but I love the addition of the cilantro and vinegar. Mmm…ReplyCancel

  • MikeVFMKAugust 26, 2011 - 7:20 am

    Love this salsa, Brian! I’m such a fan of salsas with fruit and grilled vegetables in them that I knew immediately upon reading this title that I’d love this one too! Peach and Tomato? Love it! And, of course, the photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Nelly RodriguezAugust 26, 2011 - 8:14 am

    Love this salsa, looks perfectly refreshing and definitely a quick one to whip up! Imagine that salsa on fish tacos? YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Bev WeidnerAugust 26, 2011 - 9:38 am


    Could you please put a diving board on the edge of that bowl? YUM.ReplyCancel

  • GeorgieAugust 26, 2011 - 9:57 am

    Swoon! Looks incredibly yummy!ReplyCancel

  • KellyAugust 26, 2011 - 10:11 am

    What a fabulous salsa! I absolutely LOVE the addition of fruit in salsa dishes and this sounds fantastic!! :)ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethAugust 26, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Yum! I love me some peach salsa, in fact I made some last night, no tomatoes though. I don’t think I’ve ever combined them. I usually make either fruit or tomato salsa…I might have to change that!

    Beautiful photos as well Brian!ReplyCancel

  • AdryonAugust 26, 2011 - 10:35 am

    So beautiful! I’ve been loving fruit salsas and this one needs to be in my house…maybe for a hurricane party.ReplyCancel

  • sippitysupAugust 26, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    Sweet and Spicy. Just like you! GREGReplyCancel

  • chinmayie @ love food eatAugust 26, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Peach salsa sounds delightful! sweet, tangy and slightly spicy! YUM :)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara | Creative CulinaryAugust 26, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Absolutely beautiful salsa. Love the combination of ingredients and that first photo does say, ‘dig in!’ReplyCancel

  • Erin Moline (@_InThisWorld_)August 26, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Looks wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Fran {The Flavorful Fork}August 26, 2011 - 5:10 pm

    I love peach salsa! Just recently made it for a cooking demo at one of the local farmers market here in South Jersey. I omitted tomato but added mint – more of dessert type salsa – and served it with Cinnamon sugar chips.ReplyCancel

  • The Farmers WifeAugust 26, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    Wow!! That looks SO good, and almost refreshing! I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • rebeccaAugust 26, 2011 - 6:58 pm

    looks like you did them proud bet they loved itReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 26, 2011 - 7:05 pm

    Beautiful flavours and photos! I think I”m going to have to make this over the weekend! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley @ The Drunk SquashAugust 26, 2011 - 7:35 pm

    Ah! So beautiful I just want to eat that whole bowl up! I have plums in the fridge.. maybe I can make a plum and tomato salsa…ReplyCancel

  • Heidi / foodiecrushAugust 26, 2011 - 9:22 pm

    And here I thought I was being original when I concocted a peach and tomato bruschetta the other night. And funny thing was I kept thinking I should add some heat and onion. We’re in tomato/peach synchronicity. Love your pics too.ReplyCancel

  • JoanneAugust 27, 2011 - 5:58 am

    It would have killed you not to put cheese in…you and are I so alike it’s scary. And I love that we were both mixing peaches and tomatoes together this past week! Great minds cook alike. You handled this cooking challenge like a pro!ReplyCancel

  • LizAugust 27, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Oh, my…peach salsa. Who needs chips; just give me a spoon!ReplyCancel

  • kitaAugust 27, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    What a beautiful sounding salsa and gorgeous presentation as always!ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ My Kitchen AddictionAugust 27, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    Beautiful! I need to mix up my salsa repertoire a bit… And, this sounds perfect. Just hand me a few chips :)ReplyCancel

  • Russell van KraayenburgAugust 27, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    The salsa looks scrumptious. I love how chunky it is! I love your hand/holding shots too. It always looks so inviting, like you’re handing me the salsa. Hmmph. Too bad you’re not actually sending me this salsa.ReplyCancel

  • Chef DennisAugust 28, 2011 - 6:59 am

    I love fruit salsa’s and I have not made one this summer! Thanks so much for a lovely combo, with all the great jersey tomatoes and peaches this is just what I need to add to my next meal, fish or chicken it will be a perfect accompaniment!ReplyCancel

  • JackieAugust 28, 2011 - 7:59 am

    I love how creative you are, Brian. When it comes to Summer I’m usually the person who just looks in the fridge and thinks, ‘eh, that’ll do’ and throws it all together, but you put such thought into everything. I love it.

    Also why can’t you add cheese to beans?! I would so add cheese to beans. I’d add cheese to it all! I love this, I can just see it now on top of some salmon with a coconut panko crust… delicious.

    Jax xReplyCancel

  • SandiAugust 28, 2011 - 12:15 pm

    FRESH tomatoes & peaches, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenAugust 28, 2011 - 8:02 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I think it’s so sweet you and your mom cook together, you guys must have so fun in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • AnnAugust 28, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    This is really stunning…it’s been a crazy weekend, I’m sorry I didn’t get to comment before you made Top 9. But…congratulations! It’s well deserved!ReplyCancel

  • MonetAugust 28, 2011 - 11:55 pm

    What a great salsa…and it looks like Congratulations are in store for Top 9! I’ve been thinking of you and your family this weekend…I hope you guys have stayed dry! Thank you for sharing another delightful and creative recipe. I hope you had a lovely evening, my sweet friend, and I’m hoping you have an even lovelier week. Blessings from this hot state of Texas!ReplyCancel

  • ShilpaAugust 29, 2011 - 9:45 am

    Peach salsa – sounds lovely! Cooking together is so much fun …how lovely you can do that often…Beautiful space and I’ll be back soon.ReplyCancel

  • KaseySeptember 3, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    In some ways, I am always happy to have friends over for dinner who have dietary restrictions because I, too, like the challenge of cooking something that I wouldn’t normally make. This salsa looks beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • ElianaSeptember 7, 2011 - 11:13 am

    Not sure how I missed this post but this salsa could not look more delicious. I wish I had a big bowl of it right now. I think I could even enjoying with sans chips.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanSeptember 11, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    Mmnn!. . . I LOVES me some Salsa, especially when I’m dancin’ it!

    La salsa es algo más que salsa.ReplyCancel

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