27 years ago I had the honor of becoming a Godmother to a beautiful baby girl. Her name, Carla. Through the years she has only brought joy into my life. Her mother and I have shared in all her accomplishments.
Now she is leaving New Jersey and making the grand move to West Hollywood, California and we are taking that journey with her to help her settle down in her new apartment and this new adventure. I would be frightened leaving all behind and moving to a place where I know no one, but not my Carla…she is brave and loves a challenge.
We got together the other night and I made dinner.
I had little white beans that I had cooked and used it as the base for the cod.
I took two pints of tomatoes with some olive oil, 4 cloves of garlic, 2 sprigs of thyme and 1 of oregano, calamata olives, capers and heated them through until tomatoes burst; topped the fish, added basil, wrapped it in double sided parchment paper
The salad consisted of blanched asparagus, corn and yellow beans. The rest was raw…shaved brussel sprouts, endive, watercress, radicchio, radishes and the zest of one lemon, lemon juice, virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
A fruit salad with her favorites adding a few tablespoons of Grand Marnier liqueur and orange zest.
I will miss having her around, but now I have an excuse to fly to California. Any of my blogger friends living in West Hollywood or surrounding area?