Monthly Archives: July 2013

Blueberry compote (served with homemade yogurt and granola)

When our boys were born we were very grateful for all the meals friends brought over for us. On days when it’s hard enough to find time for a shower, let alone cook, having someone else prepare a meal for you is such a treat. Most people brought us dinners, which was awesome, but Andy’s […]

Hearts of palm and tomatoes en papillote with berbere, lemon, garlic and thyme

So, there are quite a few versions of hearts of palm ceviche floating around the blogosphere right now (YUM!), which got me thinking about what else one could do with hearts of palm. Seems to me they are a highly under-appreciated vegetable. If you haven’t had them (you probably have and just didn’t realize what […]

White Castle: it’s better than hospital food

I haven’t posted for a few days, but I have a pretty good excuse. I have been running back and forth from the hospital for the last five days. Here’s the scoop: On Tuesday Andy called from work to tell me he was going to urgent care for an infection on the back of his […]

Lazy summer salads

Today, we had some of Andy’s family over for lunch. It was another hot day, so we grilled out again. We ate way too much. The omnivores had steak. Andy ate his bloody. His dad, “Grandpa Chester,” had Andy throw his steak back on the grill until it was good and dead. We also had […]

Blueberry pie

Blueberry pie on a beautiful Fourth of July at the Lake. Does it get any better? Can’t take credit for the actual recipe, but since I am not a huge baker, I am pretty happy with how good it looks. Want to make one yourself? Check out the recipe for Lattice-Top Blueberry Pie in Martha […]

Grilled cheese on the grill

This almost doesn’t deserve a post, except it does, because it’s such a no brainer. It should be on everyone’s summer grilling menu, but hardly anyone does it. Bread (brushed with olive oil) + cheese + toppings (optional) = YUM!

Avocado egg salad tartines

Yesterday I wanted a simple lunch. An open-faced egg salad sandwich sounded good, but I thought it might be fun to put a little spin on the old classic. “I could sub out the mayo for some avocado,” I thought. But then I wondered, “would I want to eat green eggs?” Then a little voice […]

Easy-as-pie peach galette

The peaches at our local grocery store are excellent right now so this galette was just begging to be made. And the recipe is so easy it barely counts as baking. In addition to saving time by not having to peel the peaches, I use two cheats: 1) store-bought pie dough and 2) pre-toasted honey […]

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