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26 July 2010


[Before dinner, July 2010.]

Cheese plate + good bread
Phyllo-mushroom cups

Zuni Cafe roast chicken with heirloom tomatoes + bread salad, parsley-almond pesto
White bean + mushrooms, with basil pistou

Corn + barley + arugula salad
Green beans + summer squash, sauteed shallots



Plum torte
, homemade mint ice cream
Vegan peach-plum crumble


This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

Wllm. Carlos Williams

  • Jessica 30 July 2010 at 10:14 am

    Nicole:
    One of my favorite poems! This could have almost fit in one of your Wordless Wednesdays posts because with a great poem, you forget the words and just see, feel, and in this case, taste. (The poem and your pictures do just that.)

  • kate. 27 July 2010 at 4:25 pm

    also, the e-mail you sent with this list sans pictures even made me drool. why do i not live next door to you, again?

  • Helen 26 July 2010 at 10:44 pm

    This was a mouthwatering meal……soooo good!Chez Nicolina came through yet again! Zuni chicken….as good as they say it is when prepared by Nicole. Unbelievable….except not really because Nicole is magical in the kitchen.

  • jessie schlosberg 26 July 2010 at 11:28 am

    I want to eat all of those things… especially the mushroom phyllo cups and the plum torte with homemade mint ice cream! And, btw, can’t believe you made chicken! Well done my dear!