Tag Archives: summer

Summer Tequila Mint Julep

I really enjoy a cold mint julep on a hot summer day – sitting outside on the deck, listening to the birds and sipping on a refreshing cocktail. But I didn’t have any bourbon! So I decided to see what … Continue reading

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Marinated and Grilled Round Steak

I found some round steak on sale. It’s a fairly inexpensive cut of beef, but can be pretty tough if you don’t slow cook it – like braising it. But we weren’t in the mood for slow cooking, so I … Continue reading

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Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Crema and Garden Salsa

I’m trying to add more fish to my diet and sometimes it can get boring! I had these salmon fillets in the freezer. I wasn’t in the mood to grill and it was too hot to turn on the oven. … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Lavender-Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

It’s National Ice Cream Sandwich day! The original sandwich was sold in New York from a push cart – for one penny! That was back in 1900, but things have sure changed since then! Jerry Newberg sold the more modern … Continue reading

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Strawberry – Lavender Lemonade

A hot summer day calls for ice cold lemonade! And with all the plump strawberries everywhere, why not fancy it up? How about the flavors of strawberries and lavender in that lemonade swirling around in your mouth, cooling you down … Continue reading

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Vegan No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Ice Cream. What says summer better? And on this summer solstice, I offer to you a delicious, dairy free ice cream made with delicious, fresh summer strawberries! It’s super easy and really refreshing!

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It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!

Corn on the Cob day? Yep. A special day to celebrate that summer treat we all look forward to. Grilled, roasted, or boiled, these golden gems grace our barbecue parties, picnics and dining room tables. So what’s the best way … Continue reading

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Baby Artichokes with Garlic Scapes

I had never heard of using garlic scapes until a few years ago. The scape is the bud that starts to form at the top of garlic. This is removed late in June to encourage the bulb to get bigger.   … Continue reading

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Strawberry and Spinach Farmer’s Market Salad

I love this time of year. The farmer’s market is huge and full of so many fresh treasures! I spent the day with my brother and brought home so many delicious treats. Here is a great salad made from fresh … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

I remember when I was a kid and dad would take us to Balboa Island. We’d cross on the ferry and drive down the main street. We always stopped at a little window (that’s the way I saw it) and … Continue reading

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