The Month in Review

going: polenta arancini with piave and nduja dill potato salad chicken salad-stuffed tomatoes lemon-blueberry muffins plum, nectarine and blackberry galette dilly beans prosciutto-wrapped nectarines with triple cream cheese: broiled greek salad crazy cake endive spears with hebed goat cheese, cucumber and radish endive spears with whipped blue cheese, maple walnuts, cranberries and pears served / two-bite baja fish tacos guacamole baked cheese straws parmesan and poppy seed cheese straws the french martini spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette and blue cheese thin mints (breakfast of champions) daiquiri rosemary flatbread crackers homemade pesto prosciutto-wrapped chicken stuffed with pesto homemade pesto pizza with spinach, mushrooms, onions and mozzarella boston cream pie cupcakes lemonade the arnold palmer and john daly chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies coffee milk caesar salad au gratin potatoes pepper-crusted new york strip maytag blue potato chips

August is over which means I made it to the end of my new post every single day commitment. A look back:

The month started off with my new favorite appetizer, Polenta Arancini with Piave and Nduja and ended with a steakhouse feast to celebrate National Cabernet Day. This brings us to the new website tagline: A Sage Amalgam, will work for wine. (Not really.) Sure, there was a bit of drama mid-month, but that has thankfully since resolved itself — let’s just say hooray for wonderful, wonderful neighbors. Moving on!

Things got pretty nostalgic along the way — with Thin Mints, Oreos, Boston Cream Pie (cupcakes!), Coffee Milk — probably something to do with back to school time; I don’t know. And we now have a few new cracker recipes — Cheddar and Parmesan Poppy Seed Cheese Straws and Rosemary Flatbread Crackers — and just as many cocktails — to The French Martini above, add The Daiquiri and The John Daly. I could go on and on, but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves (plus there’s always the archives).

As for what September holds, we shall see. Currently my kitchen is in a state of shambles, but is still mostly functional. I’ve been taking it apart bit by bit over the past month — it’s amazing how much a Phillips screwdriver can do — and I’m looking forward to tackling it a bit harder on the weekends. But I can assure you that there will be more recipes, just not every day.

As always, feel free to let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see on the site — what you like, don’t like, want to see more of, never want to see again, anything. Thank you for reading! – Heather

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