Nicoise Salad and Other Earthly Delights

Nicoise Salad & Pimm's Cups 007

Summer weekend dinner, inspired by Mark Bittman's "Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less"

Nicoise Salad & Pimm's Cups 004
Pimm's Cups: 1 part Pimm's + 2 parts sparkling lemonade + cucumber spear or lemon slice = Garden Party!

These were enjoyed first at the Spider's BBQ / Gala / Tiarafest (graciously hosted by the talented Virginia), then with said Nicoise Salad!

And for Catty and Moses... a new felty/catnippy toy!
Thanks, Auntie Craptina!

Thanks, Auntie Craptina!

Thanks, Auntie Craptina!

Posted by jess at July 27, 2007 10:20 AM | TrackBack

What, no tomatoes in the salade nicoise? I can't wait til they hit my farmer's market :)
You looked mah-velous with a tiara Darling!

Posted by: Veronique at July 27, 2007 11:33 AM

I misplaced your site for awhile and when I finally find myself back, here are three of my favorite things: Pimms, salad nicoise and Mark Bitman. All three made visits to my house this week...well, to clarify, a pimms and ginger, and How to Cook Everything's coconut chicken. Mark didn't actually drop by. Wouldn't that be nice!

Posted by: Lauren at July 27, 2007 11:41 AM

YES to Pimms in the summer with friends!! And I have gotten a ton of mileage out of the Bitman article, have you seen that it's been consistently #1 on the Times website?

Posted by: Heather at July 27, 2007 1:58 PM

Mmm. I don't think a nicoise salad has ever looked so yummy!

Posted by: Nonnahs at July 27, 2007 2:10 PM

Mmmm, I love Pimm's! At Wimbledon we had it with slices of orange, lemon, cucumber and strawberry on a toothpick. I also love that you can get Pimm's and lemonade in a can here, I buy it all the time now that I'm sucked into the English way of needing a drink after work every day!

Posted by: Sarah at July 27, 2007 4:22 PM

Must try this!
Lemonade with ANYTHING in it is fun.

Posted by: PainterWoman at July 27, 2007 9:53 PM

The salad and the beverage look great but I LOVE seeing Catty :)

Posted by: Debi at July 27, 2007 10:58 PM

I was so confused- my initial thought was "why is there a pickle in that drink?"

Everything looks yummy!

Posted by: Christy at July 29, 2007 10:30 AM

Hmm, the Pimm's Cups in mmy house would definitely be lemon slices. The idea of cucumber...yuck. But that's just me, I fully understand that some people like them. Just not me....

Posted by: carol at July 29, 2007 11:40 AM

Your food photos, as always, are so stunning, they almost make me wish I cooked. Or even had the motivation to prepare a salad for myself. Maybe someday, when I'm a grown-up....

Posted by: Jess at July 29, 2007 1:25 PM

Okay, you just made me hungry :) And a little thirsty ;)

Posted by: Schrodinger at July 29, 2007 10:28 PM

thanks for the shout out...... I never did get to try one of you PIMS cups :( Is your cat nip toy in shreds? My are too gross to photo. The cats have killed them.

Posted by: craptina at July 31, 2007 1:44 PM

OK, but did it really take you 10 minutes? Love that list, but even with the water-boiling caveat, I am skeptical!

Or I'm really freaking slow. Maybe.

Posted by: Katy at July 31, 2007 5:55 PM

Hi Catty! Glad to see you looking so happy and well :)

Posted by: Roz at August 1, 2007 10:23 AM

Beautiful cat - tricolor:))

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