Charlie Sheen may or may not be off his rocker, but there's one facet of his high-profile life where I do believe he is #winning. Sheen just scooped up a 9,020-square-foot, six-bedroom, eight-bath manse in the prestigious gated community of Mulholland Estates in Sherman Oaks, CA for $7.5 million, and it is a beauty.
Save for the Mediterranean-style exterior, which is I think too played-out in Los Angeles, the house is stunning. The estate has sophisticated hardwood floors throughout; a fresh, white traditional kitchen with fancy new Bosch appliances; French doors; an open floor plan with a two-story entry and sweeping staircase; a mirrored entry bar; and views of the city, mountains, and canyons. Step outside for an outdoor bar/kitchen with Viking barbeque, two terraces, lawns, and large gas-heated veranda a pool.
Tell me what you think of Sheen's new purchase when you take the full tour!
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This light and pungent sauce, which literally translates to "virgin sauce," is the Frenchman's rendition of Italy's salsa verde. Although the traditional elements, like capers, parsley, olive oil, and garlic still play a starring role, so do Provençal ingredients such as cornichons and Dijon mustard. As you allow all of the elements of the sauce to commingle, start heating up the grill to work on the steaks.
If you need to accommodate pescetarians, serve the fresh sauce on top of seared tuna or swordfish steaks for an equally tasty supper. Ready for the recipe? Then keep reading.
Take zucchini. Right now, this vegetable isn't just at its peak; it's also abundant and therefore affordable. Zucchini has a hint of an herbaceous flavor and a tender texture.
Make the most of its characteristics by dressing it lightly and charring it on a stick along with grilled eggplant and red bell pepper. For a straightforward Mediterranean supper, serve the kebabs atop orzo pasta, passing feta cheese around during the meal to sprinkle on top. For the recipe, read on.
During the Summer, I love to experiment with different salad recipes. There's a plethora of fruits and vegetables to choose from at the market, and the hot weather almost requires salads as a side dish. Since I had never cooked with Israeli couscous, I recently made this scrumptious salad. Israeli couscous, or pearl couscous as it's sometimes called, is larger than regular couscous and has a chewy texture and orzo-like starchiness.
It can be mixed with just about anything, but this recipe coats it in a roasted tomato and garlic dressing before tossing it with tomatoes, black olives, and tons of fresh herbs. The resulting salad is easy to transport and would be great for a picnic. Serve with grilled meat at a barbecue or, for a lighter meal, a chunk of hard cheese and grilled bread. Trust me, this salad recipe is a keeper! Get it now.