smoky corn & grilled avocado romaine salad with chipotle-caesar dressing

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We could eat fresh corn everyday during the height of it’s season so I’m always looking for different ways to prepare one of my favorite Summertime treats.  The past few weeks I’ve been adding grilled corn to the salads that I serve for dinner.  I pulled this salad recipe out of one of my ‘recipes […]

crunchy green bean, radish and walnut salad with goat feta

green bean and radish salad

A bag of green beans and a basket of radishes were a few of my farmers market finds last night, I also ran into one of my daughter’s friends with her two young children in tow.  There is something irresistible  about a sweet little girl who wants to hold your hand and shop for fruit […]

summer farmers market farro salad

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This recipe is from a magazine page that I ripped out and stuck in a file of things to try- that was in the olden days- before Pinterest!  For the most part I like to adapt the recipes I find and it’s kind of nice to use the paper from the torn out magazine recipe […]

Carrot, Raspberry, Fennel, & Marcona Almond Salad with Creamy Ginger Jalapeño Dressing

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I like a break in my eating routine from time to time and joining in the Powercakes June Powermeal A day challenge  with my friend Maya from Foodiva’s Kitchenhas brought out my colorful side, at least in my choice of salad for dinner last night.  A colorful raw carrot salad packed full of fresh raspberries, shaved […]

Smoked Trout Salad with Key Lime Mustard Dressing and A Cookbook Giveaway!

Today I’m making an apple pound cake because all I can think about is baking with apples, I think I’ve become obsessed.  Baking with apples is one of my favorite things to do especially when I notice the birds and most likely raccoons are eating my apples from the back yard tree before I could […]

Avocado and Orange Salad with Radishes, Pumpkin Seeds and Thai Basil

I’m just going to give a few reasons why I love Portland, Oregon. The first reason is the inspiration for my avocado and orange salad. In Northern California avocados are flooding our markets right now, just begging to be brought home to our kitchens so that we can enjoy them in salads, sandwiches, soups, sauces […]

Grilled Chicken with Herbs and Arugula Salad with Raspberries

My daughter came for lunch today with all three of her beautiful children, not that I’m partial or anything like that! I thought the boys might like harvesting some lettuce and arugula for our salad. So, JD and I spent a little time poking around in the vegetable garden. I had the chicken marinating in […]