Hey guys! I'm back. Sorry I have been gone for such a long time, but here I am, and I'm ready to start talking about food again! Food, and drinks, and a few new tools that I got recently that have changed my life!!!
So to start off I want to introduce you to the Espro French Press.
This has changed my mornings for good. Normally I am a Starbucks in the morning kind of guy. I do not enjoy making my own coffee, and it never tastes the same as it does when I go to the coffee shop. While we were living in LA we had a k-cup coffee maker and that was nice enough. I used it often, but still loved to take a ride to Starbucks.
Now we are back home in NYC, and our kitchen was too small for a coffee maker. So every morning, right after waking up, it was time to head out and walk the 2 blocks to get our coffee. That was all fine and good, but something happened... that something was called WINTER!!!
Ugh.... living in LA for a while we forgot what that trek in the cold was like. We needed…
So right now it is 101 degrees outside, which means I am not leaving my house until its dark out!
That also means it's time to do some chores.
One chore I had on my list was that I needed to make some pesto. My basil plant was getting too big and I needed to cut it back. I had no use for it right now so pesto was the best option, and then freeze it.
That got me thinking that I wanted to get a few tips out there in the world.
Here they are;
You can make a pesto with pretty much any green that you have in your house that is on the verge of going bad. DON"T keep wasting money by tossing out greens that go bad. You can make a pesto with Spinach, Arugula, Kale, Chard, Parsley.... I think you get the idea. You can also use different types of nuts. They don't have to be pine nuts. Today I used Wall Nuts. I also like Pistachios too.
Then freeze it!
You can even go a step further and use an ice tray to freeze it. That way you have it portioned out for you and you don'…
OK so if you have a 2 or 3 people coming over for lunch, and you don't have much cash on hand, I have the solution. For about 20 bucks you can serve a great looking and great tasting steak sandwich guaranteed to satisfy. But you should tell your friends to bring the wine!
So get yourself to the store. Somewhere you know you can get a good deal but still get quality food, like Trader Joe's.
You'll need to first get the steak. I love Flank Steak, so thats what I got, but you can go with whatever you like.
You'll also need to get a couple medium to large tomatoes, lettuce, some flat bread (round if you can find them), and Dijon Mustard. That's it!!
When you're ready to cook, start by generously seasoning the steak. I used salt, course ground black pepper, garlic powder, and a little parsley flake (my usual go to's), and a little olive oil.
Then get your grill, grill pan, cast iron pan, or broiler really hot. The hotter the better so you get a nice crust on the…