The ever inventive Mark Bittman saves us from a summer of boring vegetables with 101 salad variations in this week's New York Times. I'm itching to try out at least half of them.
My sister alerted me to some cute, free organizational aids this week. Printable mini file folders! All you need to supply is your own chicly designed, heavy paper and you'll be on the verge of getting your life in order.
Terry at Blue Kitchen's got me in the mood for some fish stew with his intensely delicious looking recipe for bourride.
Although I think I may detest sardines, I am tempted to give them just one more chance with David Lebovitz's recipe for sardine pate. Perhaps the flavor will be just masked enough by the butter and shallots to be palatable?
And just as a follow-up to my declaration that I would be making Michael Ruhlman's sour pickles (no vinegar, you just let them ferment in brine for a week), I did indeed make them, and no word of a lie, they are some of the most delicious pickles I've ever tasted.