Category Archives: Summer

Bay Shrimp Spring (or Summer) Rolls

We have a lot of Oregon bay shrimp on hand at the moment, so when we saw this recipe in the New York Times for lobster summer rolls, we thought it sounded brilliant, and modified it to make shrimp spring … Continue reading

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Watermelon Summer Salad

Our little neighborhood at the cabin has a gathering once a year, and all of the neighbors walk down the road, down a rustic path, to a birthday celebration that brings us all together. Everyone brings a dish, and we … Continue reading

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Sweet Peach Cocktail

Summertime means an abundance of sweet juicy peaches. Along with eating them for breakfast, we’re drinking them for evening cocktails. This vodka and peach drink tastes like sparkly sunshine.

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Cooling Radish & Cucumber Sunomono Salad

The first radishes of the season are ready to eat! And what lovely timing, because the crisp, slightly earthy bite of radish goes so nicely with a warm summer-y evening. In this simple salad, the thin, spicy slivers of radish … Continue reading

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White Wine Sangria Spritzers

Seattle’s near-tropical weather is inspiring all kinds of refreshing drink-making. We have a lot of strawberries and cherries on hand, and thanks to the heat, we really didn’t feel like doing much more than sitting around the garden, watching the … Continue reading

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Fresh Northwest Cherry Fritters

It’s cherry season on the east side of Washington state. Melanie has family in George, Washington (yes, that’s a real place). And when she returned from a recent visit to that beautiful land, she came back bearing a bounty of … Continue reading

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Carpet Picnic by Canoe

Sometimes the best food is a simple lunch, enjoyed outside in the fresh air, after a little light exercise to get somewhere fantastically gorgeous. This was Francis’ first canoe trip, and she was amazing! (Walnut, the brown dog, stayed back … Continue reading

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Hatch Chile Huevos Rancheros

Hatch chiles are in season now, so we’re busy enjoying these green beauties as often as we can. If you don’t have access to freshly roasted hatch chiles, you can roast your own over your bbq, or use a canned … Continue reading

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Black Bean, Mango and Mint Salad

We’re always on the lookout for ways to use mint right now. That particular herb would take over the whole garden if we didn’t have it sequestered in its own big pot. And we still see mint volunteers popping up … Continue reading

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Fresh Basil Pesto (and How to Save it For Later)

Seattle in summer leads to giddiness and joy – for us AND for the basil. Seriously, the basil could NOT be happier. So, Melanie came up with this pesto recipe that’s not too oily and not too garlicy, and perfectly … Continue reading

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