Reformatting this blog has proven to be a bit more tedious than I had first imagined. Imagine that! I could go on and on about iWeb and MobileMe and tags and categories and robots and stats, but then that would just be me being super cranky and boring you to no end. And I hope that even if you may disagree with my cantankerous and narcissistic point of view sometimes (and the overwhelming number of times I mention my cat) , and even if you may not like the food I'm writing about, I hope I'm not completely boring you. I try to mention things like almost cutting my finger off and my narrow escapes from internet dating predators just to make sure you're awake. Hell, I'll even further lower my standards and throw out something like a cat on a leash if it makes you think I'm some kind of blog surrealist or if it means you'll read a post about tomato and crab soup.
So, anyway, as I'm reformatting each individual entry from the last almost-three-years (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz), I'm being reminded of many embarrassing rants and some pretty crappy photography (this blog did pre-date Instagram--you can see a few pics of my live feed at the bottom of this post-- and Hipstamatic, after all). But there has also been a silver lining: there are many appetizer, salad and dessert recipes that I failed to document along the way that now can be posted. I'm also formatting a page with full menu suggestions that may prove helpful for you, and it should be up in the next week or so. If, of course, I don't have an aneurism while I continue to re-visit these old, obnoxious posts.
So the first old recipe that will be new to you is an arugula salad with grilled avocado and peaches, topped with a red pepper, red wine and vanilla vinaigrette.