Category Archives: Summer Season

Summer BBQ Menu

Summer BBQ season is in full swing! We are having an amazing weekend in Portland. If you’re looking for a few sides for your BBQ on Monday here are some good options for you. Serve these sides and dessert with … Continue reading

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Garden Greek Salad

We had an unusually wonderful harvest of our cherry tomatoes over the weekend. I whipped up this simple salad to highlight the sweet little lovelies. The vegetables are fresh and crunchy and the dressing is light but flavorful. A great … Continue reading

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Creamy Vanilla Avocado Smoothie

Summer is the time for warm weather and cool downs. If you’re out exercising and need a quick nourishing cool down here’s a creamy, slightly sweet smoothie with lots of good fats in the whole milk and avocado. If you … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Cream Cooked Oats

It’s the sweet strawberry time of year and last weekend I had some leftover whipped cream with strawberries from a shortcake dessert. I cooked oatmeal one morning with my usual add of nuts for a heartier breakfast and topped it … Continue reading

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Strawberry Parfait

Strawberry season is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest and the bountiful sweet berries that are truly local are only around a short time. I bought a half flat and we will enjoy them quickly. For the next day … Continue reading

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Crock Baked Beans

This recipe is a great add to a barbecue. The ingredients are quickly prepared and mixed in the crock pot. And the crock pot can be left while you go about your business readying the house for guests or molding … Continue reading

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Steamed Broccoli and Cheese Sauce

When I was a new mom I remember my own mother exclaiming that you’re not a good cook until you can make a white sauce. So I asked what a white sauce was and found out that it’s the base … Continue reading

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Avocado Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

I found a link to Dakota’s Avocado Tomato Mozzarella Salad and it looked so yummy I gave it a try. I must say comparing photos the salad looks totally different but it’s a similar salad. Instead of red tomatoes I used … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos with Slaw and Guacamole

We brought home a haul of halibut from Alaska and have enjoyed it twice now. Last night I decided it was time for fish tacos and found a recipe from Food and Wine. I severely adapted the recipe but it … Continue reading

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Peach Avocado Salad with Pecans

I bought a big bag of peaches this week and was craving a salad with fresh peaches in it. I really love using fresh seasonal fruit in salads and since I posted the Strawberry Spinach Salad I’ve decided I really like … Continue reading

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