Saturday, April 28, 2012

Beet Juice Fusion

Let me just say that Jack Lalanne’s Power Juicer is probably the best thing we have in the kitchen! Since I was a little girl, I remember my mother juicing up some beets and apples then making us drink the sweet delight. And now, at least once a week I try to do the same. But now I enjoy it! The beauty of the juicer is that you can use whatever you wish or have in the fridge that day.

I used the following ingredients in the juicer: beets, carrots, celery, apples, and kiwi.

I don’t think there is anything on earth healthier than drinking this glass of GOODNESS!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Chicken & Prosciutto Roll

Brian was feeling creative today! Three organic Wegman's chicken breasts were flattened on the cutting board. Garlic infused EVOO was spread on each flatten breast. Two pieces of Wegman's prosciutto, sage, rosemary, white onion, green onion, and mozzarella cheese were placed on top. The breasts were rolled up and tied with a piece of twine. The rolls were browned in a iron skillet then finished in the oven. We had fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and orzo on the side. Mmmmmmmmmmm! First class meal!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Olde Mistick Village

Mystic, CT! What a great little town in which to visit and relax. It was a pleasant getaway with my girlfriends to catch up and enjoy the town. One of the highlights of the trip, besides the Mystic Aquarium and the restaurants, were the shops in Olde Mistick Village. We stopped at Extra Virgin olive oil shop and we were delighted. The shop had a great atmosphere and owner, Stephen, who actually made everything in the shop, was a great help. There were many types of infused extra virgin olive oil: fresh garlic, fresh basil, blood orange, Tuscan spice, etc. and many types of specialty vinegars: pomegranate, black fig, cranberry, etc. The owner can mix samples for you at the shop or you can go around and try different things yourself.  We ended up purchasing fresh garlic infused extra virgin olive oil and Harvest Riesling vinegar. The picture below shows what we purchased as well as the images from the shop itself. If you like to check out his website click here.

In addition, one of the restaurants in which we ate in Mystic was S&P Oyster Co. They had great fresh seafood dishes, an amazing atmosphere, and a wonderful staff.