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Month: June 2018

Strawberry-Basil-Mint Cocktails

Strawberry-Basil-Mint Cocktails

Strawberry season is here and I couldn’t be happier! I have a 5’x5′ bed of Mt. Hood strawberries, which are small and have a quick season but they produce a ton and they’re full of flavor! Half of the strawberries we grow usually get eaten […]

Cherry Crumble Bars

Cherry Crumble Bars

  Print Cherry Crumble Bars It’s cherry season, which means red stained cutting boards and aching fingers (from pitting so many damn cherries)! These cherry crumble bars are a compromise between me and my husband. My husband, Paul, loves pie! I on the other hand, […]

Grilled Tofu & Zucchini Banh Mi

Grilled Tofu & Zucchini Banh Mi

  Print Grilled Tofu and Zucchini Banh Mi If I have to label myself diet-wise, I would be an ovo-lacto-pescatarian. I’d rather not call myself that since it makes me sound like a tool but it’s probably helpful to know where my recipes come from. […]

Easy Weeknight Carrot-Top Pesto Rigatoni

Easy Weeknight Carrot-Top Pesto Rigatoni

  Print Easy Weeknight Carrot-Top Pesto Rigatoni This dish can be made with fresh pasta or for an easier weeknight dish just use store-bought pasta. The pesto is made from the leafy green tops of carrots and toasted pumpkin seeds. The pasta is topped with […]

Garden Gimlet

Garden Gimlet

  Print Garden Gimlet I love using really seasonally ingredients in my recipes and that includes cocktails. The combination of mint, cucumber and lime make this a super refreshing drink and perfect for a warm day. Prep Time 5 minutes Servings 2 people Ingredients 12 […]

Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter

Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter

  Print Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 minutes Servings 8 people Ingredients 4 tbsp vegetable shortening melted 2 cups cornmeal course 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 […]

Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon over Polenta

Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon over Polenta

  Print Grilled Swordfish with Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon over Polenta Here in the Pacific Northwest it’s not quite tomato season but we’re so close! This recipe is a great way to get your tomato fix even if your garden isn’t quite ready to give […]