As promised in my last post, the recipe for that yummy salmon in the photo. The days of summer are dwindling, so take advantage of this time to grill out. Invite neighbors or friends to share a delicious meal with grilled salmon as the centerpiece. Dine al fresco on the patio. There really is nothing… Continue reading Try this Tonight – Lemon Herb Roasted Salmon
Color, color everywhere! At least at your farmers’ market. Each month in summer your market has a freshly-picked bounty, just waiting for your arrival. June brings luscious, red strawberries, crisp green beans, and many dark, leafy greens, like spinach and kale. July brings summer squash, early sweet corn, plump blueberries… August is truly the best… Continue reading Add Swiss Chard to Your Grocery List
I have been remiss! I have been back “Up North” to spend time with a favorite aunt and cousins, all of whom I rarely have an opportunity to see. The time flew by, and I did no posting while there. After this ungodly hot summer, the weather was actually quite cool, as in donning winter… Continue reading Soup in August? Yes, If It’s Fifty Degrees!
I am somewhat entranced with quinoa after having discovered its delicious nutty taste and many health benefits. So, behold an original, healthy recipe which could double as a salad for a luncheon or as a main course. (See my post, “Goldilocks Had the Right Idea” for the health benefits of quinoa.) Serve it at room… Continue reading Quinoa Revisited
Still in the North woods. No, not still as in moonshine. Dashing your hopes for a moonshine recipe? Merely still on vacation. Still “up north”, as we say in the Midwest. We are among the fortunate to be owners of what we fondly call “the cottage”, a beautiful, old summer home built around 1889 and… Continue reading Still in the North Woods
Mamma mia! This must be withdrawal. Tuesday mornings are bringing a sense of purposelessness. I find myself wandering aimlessly on Tuesday AM’s without direction. No Italian lessons for a month now and two more weeks to go! To say nothing of missing the stops, post lesson, at Alterra for a latte and a scone. With… Continue reading A Dearth of Italian
Perfect in two ways. This salad with an Asian flavor says summer nights. The slightly sweet and tangy dressing is yummy combined with the noodles, crisp sugar snaps and grilled chicken. Reason #2. Prepare this salad early before the heat of the day arrives. Refrigerate and all that will be left to do at the… Continue reading A Perfect Salad for Those Hot Nights
Up here in the Northwoods and my laptop seems to have died! An hour away from the nearest Best Buy! Writing at any great length on my I Phone will be interesting. I have a great salad to tell you about. A Japanese noodle salad with mango-chutney dressing. Oh, here comes my techie guy. Of… Continue reading Yikes!
Wednesday is sacrosanct, untouchable, and reserved! I make no other plans or appointments on Wednesdays. When the dentist’s office asks which days are good for me, my first response is” Never on a Wednesday.” (Mmm…sounds like a movie, but that was “Never on a Sunday”. Just my corny humor.) That is my day for quilting,… Continue reading Wednesdays are Reserved
A savory recipe for quinoa as promised. Although we are not vegetarians, we did dine as such last night. No meat in sight but quite satisfying all the same. Stuffed peppers, roasted cauliflower steaks (see recipe in my blog), and a crisp, green romaine salad. It made for a beautiful plate with opposing reds and… Continue reading Roasted Sweet Peppers with Spiced Quinoa