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Summer

Zucchini & Blossom Fillo Tart

Zucchini & Blossom Fillo Tart

We’ve been eating squash blossoms for a couple weeks now but the first of my zucchini just grew big enough to pick and eat this week. I wanted to do something special with the inaugural zucchini and this zucchini & blossom fillo tart was the […]

Summer Berry Tiramisu

Summer Berry Tiramisu

This summer berry tiramisu is fun to make and is great for feeding a crowd! My friends and I do a weekly cooking night where we get together and each make part of a meal, usually Italian, usually delicious and always with good wine. We […]

Florentine S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

Florentine S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

We love camping in the summertime. Hiking, swimming, sitting around the fire and of course cooking outdoors! Nothing says summertime outdoors quite like roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. In fact, when I was in college and hosting Japanese exchange students, I wanted to show them […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Watermelon-Aperol Frosé

Watermelon-Aperol Frosé

  Print Watermelon-Aperol Frosé It’s almost summer and these delightful boozy slushies are the perfect way to celebrate! Ingredients 1/2 small watermelon 1 cup chilled Rosé 1 lime 2 oz Aperol Instructions Remove the rind of the watermelon and puree using a blender or food […]

Sungold Tomato Soup

Sungold Tomato Soup

Print SunGold Tomato Soup I know it’s almost November now but this cold summer soup was too good not to share. I used mostly SunGold tomatoes since we had a ton of them in the garden but you could use any super sweet tomato. This […]

Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream

Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream

  Print Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream Stracciatella in Italian means “rags” or “shards” and it refers to the fine flakes of chocolate flecked throughout the ice cream. This is created by slowly streaming melted chocolate into almost frozen ice cream while it’s churning. The result […]