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Interview with Half Moon Bay Review

The local newspaper came over to the house recently to interview me and take photos for a lovely article that just came out about The Forest Feast. In it I talk about how the blog and forthcoming  cookbook  came about. Click on over to the  Half Moon Bay Review’s website  for the story!  This photo of me is by Charles Russo; the article is by Sonia Myers.

The local newspaper came over to the house recently to interview me and take photos for a lovely article that just came out about The Forest Feast. In it I talk about how the blog and forthcoming cookbook came about. Click on over to the Half Moon Bay Review’s website for the story!

This photo of me is by Charles Russo; the article is by Sonia Myers.

Cottage Cheese Lettuce Cups

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I have been making a lot of lettuce cups for lunch lately- it seems more fun than a salad! These cottage cheese lettuce cups are a high protein, energy packed and very simple. I use pepitas (pumpkin seeds) a lot because they are cheap and good for you. I like to use Romaine leaves because they fold easily like a taco shell. Maldon salt to taste and enjoy!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Blueberry Picking in Vermont

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While on the east coast for a wedding last week, Jonathan and I snuck away for a couple nights to his family’s house in Vermont, which is absolutely gorgeous this time of year. Blueberry picking is big there in August, and we found a stunning place to gather some: Merck Forest. I love freezing blueberries and using them instead of ice in drinks at cocktail hour. Cheers!

Summer Salad with Egg, Tomato, Basil, Cucumber & Avocado

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Continuing in the effort to make filling summer salads for lunch, yesterday I came up with this combo: 2 hard boiled eggs topped with pear tomatoes and cucumber (from a friends garden!), plus half an avocado (cubed) and a handful of chopped fresh basil. I tossed the whole thing with olive oil and a bit of truffle salt (obsessed with that stuff!).

Happy weekend!

x Erin

Cottage Cheese Tomato Salad

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I have just returned from a lovely trip back east to New York, Connecticut and Vermont to see family and friends and attend a cousin’s wedding. When I get back from vacation (usually having spent my time eating copious amounts of bread and cheese!) I often feel like I need something light for a few days. As I settle back into the studio this week, I am making lots of fresh but filling salads for lunch. Gorgeous summer tomatoes came in our CSA box this week and I am topping them with cottage cheese plus a handful of fresh basil and some avocado chunks.

Enjoy!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast