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Week 38 – Cauliflower Salad

I’ve tried growing cauliflower in my little vegetable garden.  Unfortunately, success has not been mine.  I plant my little seedlings with all the hope that comes with a freshly turned section of the garden.  I tend and pamper and wait expectantly for those beautiful buds to emerge.  But alas, a month or two in, I…

Week 37 – Greek Salad

The kids are back in school.  We are settling back into our routine of carpools, soccer practices and piano lessons.  The kids are coming home tired and happy and full of stories to share.  I, too, have refocused my energy, settling into a new work routine.  The sidewalk, underfoot, is beginning to be crunchy with…

Week 36 – Green Zebra Salad

A couple weeks ago, I was gazing longingly at my tomato vines wishing and hoping.  What a difference a couple weeks make.  Over the last few days I have dried cherry tomatoes, made tomato jam and am hoping to can a portion of the bountiful harvest this weekend.  But my favorite way to enjoy this…

Week 35 – Crab Salad

My husband and I went to Maine for our honeymoon.  The adventure was a journey of compromise.  You see, I am a planner.  I like to know what I am doing, where I am going and when it is all happening.  My husband wanted this adventure to be spontaneous.  And so we compromised.  We did…

Week 34 – Summer Garden Salad

The kids are heading back to school next week.  I will be sad to see summer end (especially since it arrived in the Pacific NW only a couple weeks ago!), but mostly I will miss the wonderful playtime I have had with my children.  This year we tried something new.  I have a friend who…

Week 33 – Zucchini ‘Carpaccio’

Every year I plant one zucchini start, because one zucchini plant is all it takes. I love the plant’s large leaves and golden orange flowers, not to mention the green, tubular vegetable it produces. The thing about a zucchini plant is that it is one of the easiest vegetables to grow and it is extremely…