Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Museum Lunch

I don’t often leave the office to have lunch, but I took a walk with a colleague one day and was glad that I did as we had some good conversation and a very tasty lunch at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) café. I had the portobello mushroom ravioli with a butternut squash sauce and a bordeaux reduction. Not only was it a beautiful presentation, but it was a fantastic meal. And, it was a very fitting meal for the first day of Autumn.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Relish This - Grilled Salmon with Corn, Tomato and Avocado Relish

This was a very simple, light and lovely meal we had one evening recently. We just grilled the salmon and made the no-cook relish while it was on the grill. We enjoyed our salmon with the relish and Audrey had some of the avocado with us – one of her favorites! It’s a wonderful light summer meal and great with a chilled glass of white wine.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Afternoon Tea for Two Weeks

On our recent visit to England with Audrey, we vowed to try to find somewhere to have afternoon tea every day we were there. Audrey always has an afternoon snack, so going out for afternoon tea would allow us to find a place for her to have her snack and we could enjoy afternoon tea and scones each day and take a breather from sightseeing. For the most part we succeeded in having afternoon tea most every day and it ranged from the quaint tea rooms of Alfriston, the Pump Room in Bath to a café in Caerphilly. I was surprised to discover that most places didn’t offer fruit scones with raisins, so we primarily had plain scones and always tried to get the sinfully good clotted cream and strawberry jam to go along with it. Here are some photos of the scones we enjoyed. The English strawberries with cream were fantastic at the Pump Room. But, my favorite is still The Singing Kettle in Alfriston.