summer dinners

Chinese Chicken Salad with Red Chile Peanut Dressing

Just when you thought the worst was behind us, it is hot, hot, hot again. Consider this an excuse not to cook, and I’m writing all of you a permission […]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Are we having fun yet? This was one of my dad’s favorite phrases. Secret code for those of us in the know, it was his way of saying, “This is […]

Pasta with Silky Eggplant Sauce

Three beautiful eggplants peeked out from the bottom of my CSA box this week. Shiny, deep dark purple, they were so perfect I dared not admire them long. Eggplant waits […]

Caprese Salad and BLT Bar

Menu fatigue, heat, plus the endless parade of dishes may have you feeling a little less than enthusiastic about cooking this week. Tomato season to the rescue! Whether you visit […]

Summer Tacos With Scallion-Peanut Relish

September is dishing out some of our best summer weather.  It’s still sandal temp, and anyone who lives in the Northwest knows that the final days of this season are […]

Grilled Chicken with Berry Mojito Sauce

Still looking for something to do with all those beautiful Northwest berries? This Berry Mojito sauce is what’s up next.  Zesty with lime, zingy with mint, it’s just like the […]

Spicy Steak Salad Wraps

If your grill is in the shade, you’re in luck, because the heat’s back on.  If it’s not in the shade, brave the sun, and fill that grill.  This may […]

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