Dinner: Garlic Soup and Tomato Salad

Dinner: Farmer's Market FindsI woke up early this morning to go to the Santa Monica Famer’s Market. I’d been meaning to go to the Wednesday ones, but since it’s only from 8:30am to 1:30pm and I usually work on Wednesday, it means I have to wake up extra early to go. It was actually pretty nice to get up early and go to the farmer’s market — the weather was great and it was by the beach, so the air wasn’t too bad either.
Dinner: Farmer's Market Finds
I mainly wanted to get tomatoes for dinner. I guess it’s a late tomato season this year because while the tomatoes were okay, only the red ones were really good and ripe. Either way, the fresh burrata from Gioia (some cheese place in El Monte) was fantastic on the salad.
Dinner: Farmer's Market Finds
I also made French Roasted Garlic Soup with the four heads of garlic. The soup was rich and delicious, but definitely not for people who are wishy-washy about garlic. I found that adding a splash of rice vinegar to the soup at the end, even though it’s not in the recipe, brightens up the soup and cuts down on the overpowering richness of the garlic.

Dinner: Bread Salad, Egg, Potatoes, and a drink


Eager to try out my new mint plant, I made myself a mojito when I got home from work today. Unfortunately, there were no limes in the house, but the mojito was still refreshing.
Dinner: Bread Salad

For dinner, I made bread salad (Bittman recipe) with some leftover bread from the weekend. I also roasted some baby potatoes in the oven (not shown) and made savory steamed egg custard (in the background of the pic).

The bread salad was nice and fresh tasting and a good way to use up leftover bread. This was my first time making the savory egg custard and it came out soft and rich. Next time, I’m going to use green onion instead of chives and see if that improves the flavor.