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Simple foodie heaven

foodI don’t think I’ve ever fallen in love with an article before, and now it’s finally happened.

Tomas handed me the Dining In section from this past Sunday Times. He wanted me to skim through Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less and make out a quick shopping list (he was on his way out to the store). I’ve now read, and re-read the list several times and every reading ends with me drooling at the mouth. I can picture myself savoring each and every bite. It might be a sickness.

If you like Ina Garten, you’ll like this. It’s all simple dishes that are perfect for sharing with friends at the end of a long summer’s day.

I’m thinking people who are direction-followers won’t like the article as much as I do. The instructions are about as minimal as they get (how else to fit 101 recipes on two pages?). For me, they are perfect. I hate instructions, and usually ignore them after a quick glance when it comes to cooking. I like to improvise. It’s more fun that way, even if I’m making a dish I’ve made a thousand times before.

Tomas made the fried fillet of sole last night with a simple salad on the side and it was deelish.

Go check it out, I’ll be printing out a copy from the website to save in my recipe binder ’cause I got the original wet at the pool and now it’s all smeared.