The Dish

Jennifer Sommer
The Sommer Dish

The Sommer Dish

You all know we love sharing where to eat and what to drink when not at Sommer House. So, stay tuned here to get "The Dish." And make sure to keep following us on Instagram for our every day finds.

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Jennifer Sommer
Simple Stellar Salad

Simple Stellar Salad

If you’ve been to my house, you have likely had a variation on this salad. Each week, I stock up from Maggie’s Farm at the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market on the “Stellar Mix” which I adore for the colorful and addictive combination of edible Nasturtium flowers, dill, chives and leafy greens. (You can also find a variation of this mix at the Pacific Palisades’ Farmers’ Market on Sundays.) Ingredients: Note: I  have not added quantities as it should be to taste and depends on number of servings. Stellar Mix Salad, or if not available near you, a bag of Spicy Mix greens from Trader...

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Jennifer Sommer
Sommer Smash

Sommer Smash

My husband Mark. Entrepreneuring Engineer by day. Mixologist by night. He fancies a scotch many a day post-office. But when I am lucky, he comes home in a mixing mood. And then he creates this. The Sommer Smash Ingredients: 6-8 kumquats 2 ounces Hendricks Gin 2 ounces Juniper Berry Dry Soda (P.S. These are our family’s favorite sodas for both festive kid friendly mocktails and adult versions such as this.) 1/2 ounce simple syrup Directions: Muddle kumquats with gin in a mixing glass. Add simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double (fine) strain over ice (single large cube is best) into...

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