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Golden Hour At The Pie Shop

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Warm Potato Salad

There were so many great stuff last week at the farmers market that I sort of randomly grabbed a bunch of stuff. I bought some fingerling potatoes, tiny sweet peppers, 1 bunch of shiso leaves, 1 bunch of Thai basil, purple long beans, a box of shallots, and a garlic. While on the way home, riding the train, I was thinking what I should do with all the things I bought. Maybe a vegetarian version of the 3 cup chicken with the Thai basil? Or maybe a pasta with the sweet peppers and shiso leaves.

Then I went online and posted the stuff I got and see if anyone had any new/fresh ideas. Then a friend suggested potato salad. I thought…YEAH! I had a bottle of Kewpie mayo, mayo is a must in potato salad for me.

I decided to keep things simple by just slicing and roughly chopping everything. To make it more simpler, I kept all the ingredients raw and just have the heat from the cooked potatoes sort of bring all the ingredients together.

I rarely make anything delicious but this was so darn good. I ate a whole pound of potatoes in one day. Then this past weekend, I made it again but this time I measured things out.

So here it is….

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Rockaway, Queens

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Rockaway Beach, July 2015

Sunday Potluck Brunch

I love brunch but I can’t stand the crowd or having to wait for a table. But yesterday, we decided to do a potluck brunch with a smorgasbord of delicious foods. I brought slices of pies from Four & Twenty (of course), chopped liver, and some Hungarian salami which had sweet paprika and pork. Other people brought bagels and spreads, mixed berries, cherries, avocado spread, beers, gin & tonic, juice, hash brown, eggs, veggies, croissants, bacon, and turkey sausages. Yum!

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Roasted Broccoli With Shichimi Togarashi

Are people bored of broccoli? Or is broccoli boring? I don’t hear people getting excited about broccoli. I’m definitely guilty of over looking it every time I’m at the farmers market…going for more the super seasonal vegetables. But after eating so much fried chicken at the Fried Chicken Club meeting, I had a super strong craving for broccoli. I’m not sure why I had the craving……but I ended up buying couple heads of broccoli at the farmers market.

I love chicken and broccoli and my mom usually stir fries it with garlic but I wanted to try something different. So in spite of the heat, I roasted the broccoli.

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