LATE, Friday night I went to a party in the financial district with my good friend, Andres, where I discovered the tastiness of a Carr's water cracker topped with blue cheese, goat cheese and caviar--perhaps I'd had one too many proseccos. The following evening, David arrived home and I welcomed him with a fig and prosciutto pizza, which I'd brought home from work, plus fried queso blanco and a dill omelette made by me.
SUNDAY, David and I headed west to attend Easter Sunday at my sister's house in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I went with plenty of drinking provisions in tow, both still and sparkling, while David brought goodies from Holland...
|Advocaat-filled chocolate eggs|
David and I returned home with my Aunt Michelle's homemade crème brûlée (I'm still waiting for her baba au rhum!) and plenty of pickled eggs and beets. (my sister knows how much I love them)
|Nearly my daily lunch since Easter...|
LAST night, David had a couple of friends over for an "asparagus themed" dinner. The first course included: roasted prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.
|scored and marinated for extra flavor|
And for the main: a potato, fried-feta and dill fritatta with a blanched asparagus salad, along with a bottle of ribera del duero brought by Evelyn.
|the key is in frying the feta first|
|nice and spicy, with lots of character--|
similar to that of a tempranillo
For dessert, David's wonderfully creamy homemade corn pudding...
|so simple, yet so good|
followed by coconut clusters from Kenny Bakery and Dominican chocolate dulce squares.
|a two course dessert!|
Later that night, while readying for bed, I heard the news from David.
|Monday morning's paper|