Chanda and Serena and busy bees these days. We’ve taken a reprieve from Meaningful Meals. Feel free to check our our menus and photos below, and find us at our other projects!
What fun we all had sipping “Pink Zebra” gazpacho, chillin’ to John Santos tunes, watching the bronze fennel sway in the breeze, and supping on buttery caramelized onion and plum tarts… so delish!
Here are some highlights…
and scroll down to get a glance of future secret supper plans…
Prepping the pollen and fennel seeds for the perfumed sausages, both meat and vegan
The bouquet garni flavored the organic creamer potatoes from the inside out
Lovely Fennel Blossoms!
Potatoes L’Ete Provincal, we called these caper-flecked, white wine-infused ‘taters. This was ANYTHING BUT a potluck potato salad… especially with the addition of black cherry tomatoes…
Is anyone hungry?
Chanda serving Ginzer cookies with balsamic syrup and mint from Serena’s garden
Chante could juggle plates with a smile!
Your seat is awaiting you…
Plating was fun
A special guest…
Chanda added great flavor and color contrast to the pretty purple tarts with her Meyer Lemon zest oil
“Ginzer” cookies for dessert - gingery linzer sandwiches with our own plum and blackberry conserve and some balsamic syrup we dreamed up
A little amuse bouche - Serena has so many pickle recipes she just had to share one - carrot and cabbage miso green mustard pickles
Mimosas and Mockmosas for All! These were mint-blackberry and cucumber-lemon verbena - delish!
Lots of friendly faces!
Serena’s new books were on display - she signed them too!
We had so much fun in the kitchen - Serena just couldn’t stop smiling!
We’re thinking about the fall - butternut squash and apples, rosey-topped turnips, and peacock look-alike kale… filo dough and pastry dough and cinnamon sugar… mmmmm…
We’ve got tasty plans for the fall, once we take a September siesta. Join us in October at new and intriguing locations for scrumptious dinners - sustainable seafood, urban winemaking, and herbal infusions are on the brain!
Stay in touch - eat@MeaningfulMeals.com, join our invitee list by dropping us a note~
See you when we feed you!
Chanda and Serena
The Tomato Tea Party was so much fun! We got a visit from a very curious tomato fairy…
More photos of the food to come!
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The yellow shed beckons…
Yummy purple and genovese basil getting ready to be pesto-ed
One look at these and I want to go pickle, or get grillin’
Farmer Evie’s Dinner Box - $10, is can resist spending all your cash on these liquid-sugar “seascape” strawberries…
Don’t forget your chili jelly!
Or a powerful packet of Tierra’s home-smoked chipotle or Tres Perros blend chili powder to make your own heat
We’ll be back soon!
As Chanda and I prepare for our upcoming Tomato Tea Party I can’t help but be amazed at the array of colors going on right now in the garden, here’s a few shots…
I promise I didn’t play with the colors - after all I am still pitiful at Photoshop so I doubt I could have faked these if I wanted!
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