I think love and strawberries go together. After all, you can dip strawberries in chocolate, or drop them into champagne, or slice them up and serve with ice cream drizzled with chocolate. All of these are romantic and put you in the mind for love. And between Yes!Chef! and myself, we have been making quite a few strawberry recipes lately.
***UPDATE on motto: So we had a little dust-up with our new (and I thought original) motto: “Love people. Cook them tasty food.” That motto actually belongs to Penzy spices. I’m so sorry that we used it. When I told Yes!Chef! about it and asked him for a new motto, the first words out of his mouth were, “because life is too short to eat crappy food.” Well, that is true. I cleaned it up a little and rewrote it on the chalkboard until I can think of something else that may be a little less…ummm…blunt. If you can think of anything, leave me a comment. Again, I apologize to Penzy Spices.
It was Yes!Chef!’s and my anniversary on Tuesday. Y!C! invited me out to dinner to celebrate. We don’t go out to dinner much (usually on our anniversary and my birthday), so this was a real treat. We headed to Placerville to a little restaurant called The Luna Cafe. It’s a small cafe tucked away in downtown Placerville. We walked in and were warmly greeted by the owner. There were several other couples there but because it was a Tuesday night, the place was not full. We had a great time and met several other couples in the restaurant who were also celebrating their anniversaries. The hospitality of the owner was wonderful and the food was more than plentiful.
I saw these colorful mini sweet peppers at the store the other day and I wanted to photograph them but I had to come up with some sort of recipe so that Yes! Chef! would make them for me and then I could photograph them. Lo and behold there was a perfectly great recipe right on the back of the bag. I brought them home and waved them in front of Yes! Chef! He said something like, “Yes, they are pretty”. He knows my propensity for Crow Photography (photographing any pretty, shiny or colorful thing that I see), so he wasn’t culinarily very interested. Then I showed him the recipe on the back of the bag and I said things like, “Mmmmm. This looks great” and “I sure do love capers, olives and peppers” and finally, “Could you please make this for me and we could put it on steaks tonight.” That did it.