Spinach, Avocado and Mango Salad

Shopping at Costco when you’re hungry and have a veg and fruit loving daughter with you can be dangerous! We have lots of produce to eat up.  When I made the beef spiedini the other night, I also made a large salad with spinach, avocado, mango and red onion.  We completely polished it off and […]

Quick Marinated Cucumber Salad

This quick marinated cucumber salad is one of my favorite summertime side dishes.  It keeps a few days in the fridge… not sure how long because I usually eat it up within 4 or 5 days.  You can make this the day you’re serving it if you can allow a couple of hours for everything […]

Gazpacho

It’s summer and the tomatoes are plentiful and good.  I have tomatoes on toast for breakfast, sometimes with a scrambled egg but often just plain.  I get to walk out and pick the ripest tomatoes for my breakfast, which is about as good as it gets.  When the tomatoes become really plentiful, I make gazpacho. […]

Summer is Here! Summer Recipe Ideas

Summer arrived yesterday. I hooked up a mister around my chicken yard to help keep the birds cool.   Getting 3 eggs a day these days. Woo hoo!  Although the last “rooster” that my guy swapped out laid an egg the other day. He called to tell me. Apparently the Light Sussex are late bloomers but […]

Iceberg Lettuce with a Simple Cream Dressing

I had done an earlier variation of this dressing that Jacques Pepin has in his Fast Food My Way cookbook. This one, from The Supper Book: 10th Anniversary Edition, starts with cream but uses more vinegar and adds sugar for a sweet touch and leaves out the salt and pepper.   I used half and […]