Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I love The Barefoot Contessa

Tonight we tried one of Ina Garten's salads, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette. It was very nice and we probably will make it again. The cider and vinegar takes a lot longer than she says to boil down, but it was a very different salad than we had ever eaten. We had it with a piece of grilled salmon, but we both knew ham would be excellent with it.
The strangest thing keeps happening. I keep e-mailing Ina and telling her that The Trout and I would love to come to dinner at her home in The Hampton's, anytime, but for some reason, she just doesn't write back. It is very disappointing because we could be there anytime. Wouldn't it be fun, with her Jeffrey driving up in his BMW just as the cocktails are being served......dreaming......

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan. One of the problems with some cookbooks is their recipes are not tested on home stoves. Restaurant type burners throw off more BTU's than our ranges do and, therefore, it takes more time for us to accomplish things such as a reduction. Your photo is lovely.