Just a quickie to let you know I'm still alive. We're in our new house! The kitchen is teeny, but the house is lovely and feels like a homey oasis in the midst of the sprawling city. The kitchen is small enough that it's going to be a challenge, though. Good thing I like challenges.
One of the best things about the new house is that it's back in our old neighborhood. My friend Judith brought over a loaf of homemade ciabatta bread yesterday.
This is the perfect snack to make in a not yet fully unpacked kitchen. I don't even have baking sheets...foil will do for toasting the bread slices under the broiler. Of course I do have my essential mini food processor set up, I practically carried it in my lap the whole way across the country. I mixed up a batch of pesto my favorite new way, just the basil, olive oil, garlic, lemon and salt.
I really like the bright green pesto with the pinkish-yellow heirloom tomatoes. Dice them and toss with a splash of olive oil and your favorite vinegar.
The bread was amazing, I will pry the recipe out of Judith and make it for you soon.
Sue/the view from great island