I don't know how people do it--plan for vacations in advance. Or at all. Since Daph told me he'd be visiting for a month come this September,
Our favorite place to go and see last year was the MFA, Boston (Museum of Fine Arts)
Joseph Mallord William Turner is one of his favorite painters.
I loved this Egyptian Lion.
They made a statue of Us. We both loved this.
And then a kind lady who worked at the Museum offered to take our picture.
Maine Lobster & Peach Salsa with Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Whenever lobster goes on sale I find it hard to pass up. At $4.99 a lb. it was practically a steal.
The general rule is 10-12 minutes per lb. plus 3 additional minutes per additional lb. E.g. A 1 and 1/2 lb. lobster would be boiled for approx. 15 minutes.
In large pot, bring at least 1/2 gallon water to a rolling boil. Add 1/4 cup sea salt to water. Add lobsters, head first, to water and cover pot immediately, leaving a crack to help prevent water boiling over. Run away from the pot and scream (That's what I do anyway). Allow water to come back to a rolling boil, and from there you'll time the cooking. If lobsters are different size, boil in different pots and keep time according to the weight of the lobster. If lobsters are similar weight, you can boil them together.
I wanted something light to go with the lobster, but also bold enough to balance the taste of the sea. After being so disappointed about not liking the Watermelon & Feta salad from last week, I surprised myself with a willingness to give another fruit and savory concoction a try, only this time, with success. I loved the combination of sweet from the peach and honey, heat from the jalapeno, brightness from the red onion, liveliness from the fresh lime juice and tang from the balsamic vinegar.
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
In medium bowl, whisk until thoroughly combined.
3-4 Firm, but Ripe Peaches (About 1 lb.), diced
1/4 Red Onion, chopped
1/2 Jalapeno, finely chopped
Juice of 1 large Lime, or 3 tablespoons
1-2 teaspoons Chopped Parsley
In medium bowl, combine peaches, onion, jalapeno and stir to combine. Add lime juice and combine. Scatter parsley over-top. Dress with vinaigrette and stir until salsa in evenly covered.