Fresh Corn Salad: Great for Potlucks and Barbecues

I found this recipe in Penzey’s spice catalog and thought it would be great for the barbecue I had planned for Saturday.  When I have people over, I like to do as much ahead of time as possible and in this case I planned on making a few salads and then barbecuing a tri-tip when […]

Recipe: Another Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream or Yogurt

I am growing the most fantastic cucumbers this year. I bought the starts from the local nursery so I’m not sure what variety these are but I remember that they are a Japanese variety. They are at least a foot long and not too full of seeds. Really fantastic.  I did seed the one I […]

Strawberries, Tomatoes, Basil, and Red Onion

Lots red in this and very pretty! Wish I’d caught a picture before we devoured it. No measurements for this one either. A friend had an overabundance of fresh strawberries and made this for dinner the other night. sliced strawberries quartered and sliced tomatoes fresh basil thinly sliced red onion sliced mozzarella (optional) balsamic vinegar […]

Corn Fritters and More…

A friend dropped off a few ears of corn tonight, as she’d bought it yesterday then not cooked it and was going out tonight. I made corn fritters with some of it and then just sautéed the rest in a bit of butter, salted it, then added some 1/2 and 1/2. This very rough recipe […]

Beef and Tomato Kebabs

I did the Costco run the other day and picked up some tri tip steaks. Froze some for later and cut some up for kebabs that night. You can marinade the cubed meat in bags or put them on the skewers with the tomato and marinade both the meat and tomatoes together.