Summer has officially arrived, and with it, the dry summer heat for which Sacramento is so well known. Chilled soups were invented for hot days like these. Vichyssoise , a chilled creamy potato and leek soup, was created by a chef at the Ritz-Carlton in New York in the summer of 1917, to help keep patrons cool.
Today, as I write this, marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America’s Civil War, with the bombardment of Fort Sumter . I recently took my 13-year old nephew to visit our nation’s capitol, including visiting Robert E. Lee’s house at Arlington National Cemetery, and a day wandering the battlefield at Gettysburg . The National Military Park Museum at Gettysburg is not to be missed, by the way.
Burger Emporium When it comes to backyard barbecues, there's nothing a like hot juicy burger right off the grill. We've all had the classic with lettuce and tomato, but have you ever had a burger with watermelon? Or how about topped with short ribs? There are as many ways to dress a burger as there are long lazy days of summer.
Prepare an Egg There's certainly no shortage of ways to cook this ultimate breakfast staple and they're all listed here. Boil 'em, scramble 'em, you name it. Go ahead, reinvent breakfast with these famous egg recipes and egg cooking tips. Eat Your Spinach Spinach is full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients the body needs to thrive. It also happens to be low in calories. In many ways, it's the perfect food.
I’m on vacation this week, so am pulling forward a few recipes from the archives that we’ve recently updated. This gorgeous Greek salad is one of them, originally posted in 2005.