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Week 32 – Caprese Salad

I wait all year to make my first Caprese Salad.The succulent tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, earthy basil and sweet/tart vinaigrette.It is one of my absolute favorite summer dishes.Best of all, it is super easy to make, making it the perfect outdoor/ dining food!Now, I will have to admit that I was hoping to show you tomatoes…

I Love Blueberries!

As I have said before, each summer I look forward to loading up our baskets and heading to a nearby farm to do a bit of berry picking.  My son will eat them as fast as he can pick them off the bush.  My daughter, on the other hand, has never liked any sort of berry and so…

Week 31 – Cherry Quinoa Salad

It’s been an extraordinary couple weeks.  My sister gave birth to an adorable, snuggly, baby boy, Benjamin.  My brother got married to a wonderful, beautiful woman and the parties that marked the occasion were joyous and festive.  And my husband’s family came into town from their points scattered around the country to vacation together and to celebrate my…

My Pig – Part 2

So, I have to admit something to you.  My friends have been laughing at me.  When I tell them that I met the farmer that raised the pig that is now sitting in little white packages in my freezer, they remind me of a recent TV show that pokes fun at Pacific Northwestherners and Portlandia specifically.…

Week 30 – Corn Salad

In the summer months, there is nothing better than fresh corn on the cob. Fresh from the farm and into the pot. Corn (and peas) begins to lose its sweetness as soon as it is plucked from the stalk. The more direct the route from stalk to pot, the sweeter your corn will taste. My…