valentines day

Valentine's Day Menu

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In case you’re planning to spend a cozy night in cooking with your sweety (or with friends!), here is a menu idea:

To start: a Pomegranate Cocktail aperitif and Bacon & Basil Wrapped Dates

First Course: Red Valentine Chopped Salad

2nd Course: Red Roasted Carrots

Main Course: Beet, Onion & Eggplant Stack with Pesto (which is great alongside any meat entree´ if you want something a little more filling!). It’s also good with big round slices of fresh bufala mozzarella mixed into the stack.

For Dessert: Spiced Apricots dipped in dark chocolate with chili powder

Cheers!

Spring Kohlrabi Salad

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A spring-y salad that would be great for an Easter or Passover meal!

photos and illustration by Erin Gleeson

Fresh Figs with Peppered Honey, Goat Cheese and Mint

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I apologize for the lack of recent posts! I am in New York for photo shoots and meetings, but I promise to post new recipes soon.  In the meantime, here are some previously posted recipes that I have made new watercolor titles for. Enjoy!

photos and illustration © www.eringleeson.com

Campfire Cocktail Hour

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Some of our best friends from New York came to visit last week and we had a great time showing them our neck of the woods. After a trip down the road to Fogarty Winery, we came back to the house and enjoyed some wine on the deck at sunset. We started with a bottle of Rose Brut, then moved on to Fogarty Pinot Noir. It was a bit chilly, so we got the outdoor fire going. Cocktail hour snacks included: Délice de Bourgogne and manchego cheese with apples, dried figs, artichoke spinach dip, turkey kielbasa, spicy paprika pepitas, pesto caper bites, and a bit of left over marguerita pizza from flour + water in San Francisco from the night before. 

photos and illustration © erin gleeson