A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Monday, September 12, 2011

What's in your lunch box?

Lately, my husband's been SWAMPED at work! So swamped, in fact, that he often can't find the time to sit down for lunch until 5:00 or 6:00 in the afternoon! Being the good wife that I am, I've begun to make sure I send him off to work every day with a nice sandwich to enjoy at his desk. One creation he particularly enjoyed was a basil, mozzarella and tomato sandwich on a ciabatta roll with homemade pesto. I took a walk to Chelsea Market one afternoon to buy all the ingredients... the roll from Amy's Bread, the farm fresh Mozzarella from Lucy's Whey..... it was a fun sandwich to shop for and assemble!

1 large ciabatta roll
fresh mozzarella
salt and pepper
homemade basil pesto (recipe here - just substitute arugula for basil)

Start by slicing your bread in half

Spread a good amount of the pesto on each side of bread.

Layer on slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.

Top with slices of tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

Top with a handful of fresh basil leaves. Make sure you wash them first since they often still have dirt on them.

Assemble sandwich, slice down the middle and wrap in aluminum foil to hold it all together. I packed the lunch together with a Red Velvet Cupcake for what I'm pretty sure was the best lunch my husband's ever had at his desk!

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