Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another Saturday Night...

Well, it seems that another week has totally gotten away from me without blogging. I guess that happens in the summer, when so much seems to be going on...

So, what have you been doing this week? We have had a record heat wave here in New Jersey. In fact, it was a breath-taking 108°F in Newark on Friday. The only silver lining I can find is that after 108°F, even temps in the 90's don't seem so bad. :)

I had two photo sessions this week; thankfully one of them at least was indoors. I will be posting some sneak peeks on my portrait blog next week. I wanted to thank everyone who "liked" my entry in the {Framed Show} contest on Facebook. I made the finals, but didn't win. :)

And because I can't do a post without a picture, here is my new favorite lunch -- cherry tomato bruschetta. I used ciabatta bread, toasted and rubbed with a piece of cut garlic clove. Then pile on the cherry tomatoes, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. It can be rather messy to eat but oh-so-delicious!


Although I have absolutely no idea what to post for this week's Mosaic Monday, I still hope to see you all at 8:30 pm Eastern time, Sunday. Thank you to all our participants -- you are the best!


  1. It's been steamy-hot here as well. This lunch looks delicious; your photo in my blogroll caught my eye and I wanted a closer look!

  2. ...I agree with the above - that does look delish'! I will be having the same but with Depression Spaghetti for dinner this eve'. Can't wait! :o)

    ...So very hot here in Missouri. It makes the simplest of tasks daunting. Oh well, it is Summer. It is July. *sigh* :o\


  3. Funny how the heat is all relative...when my house became so oppressive that I couldn't stand it, I'd go outside to spend some time in the hot sun. Worked like a charm.

    I'm taking a little road trip tomorrow afternoon just so I'll have something to share. Not really, but close!

  4. Summer arrived here today and we finally broke the 20 degree mark (68 F). No rain, just sunshine, glorious sunshine! The bruschetta looks delicious.

  5. This is so up our alley! Thanks for sharing.

  6. A great picture, I love the towel: linen damask, I guess?

  7. In the UK our weather this week hasn't been too good but I think I prefer it to your heatwave!!!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, stay cool and see you at MM. Jackie in Surrey, UK.

  8. Yummy! It looks too pretty to eat! Stay cool! Burning up here in Kentucky too!

  9. We've had nothing but rain for most of the week here in Normandy, we could do with some of your sunshine!
    We had bruschetta for supper yesterday evening too,spread with black olive tapenade and topped with chopped cherry tomatoes and anchovies.
    So simple, but so good!
    See you for MM tomorrow.

  10. I'm in Delaware and on Friday was preparing for an OUTDOOR party for Saturday. It was soooooo hot! Your favorite lunch is also one of my favorites!

  11. I believe it is delicious, i will do that too, maybe that is good also with French bread.

  12. All I can say is.....Can I come for lunch? I promise not to be a bother! ;) YUM!

  13. I literally drooled when I saw the photo. You are great with food photography! I missed you but if you are missing blogging because you are living life.. amen!

  14. Terri -- thanks so much!
    Wendy -- would love to have you for lunch!
    Andrea -- it would be delish with French bread
    Maggie -- that sounds delicious!!!
    Aracne -- yes, linen damask napkin :)
    Everyone -- stay cool!!!

  15. These are really delightful colourful treats and photographs. I also like to add mint and chestnut, strawberries and cream, vanilla and salted caramel, too delicious.
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  16. Good day, Mary...

    I've been looking forward to participating in your Mosaic Monday. Oh, I am from New Jersey, too! I was raised there, but have lived these past 30 years in Texas...southeast Texas, so I can relate to your sweltering degrees. I'm feeling for all of you up there.

    Your bruschetta looks delicious. What a nice lunch.

    Enjoy the day,

  17. That brushetta is making me hungry for a little snack!! Yummy, always a treat to visit here.


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