Aug 18, 2016
by Inger
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Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

August is crazy if you have school kids!  And it doesn’t matter if they are old or young. Young kids outgrow their school clothes, need $376 of (really specific) school supplies and are anxious about their new teacher.  Older kids start school sports, end summer jobs… and maybe even fly away to college at dawn (Mom sobs.)  So it was wonderful to have a Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar on the patio with (most of) the family. 

Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

Grilled Romaine Taco Salad Bar

Yes, this meal is a have it your way kind of crowd pleaser.  PLUS it uses up lots of summer produce, counts as healthy and comes together in a snap.  Seriously important for parents in August.   Continue Reading →

Aug 14, 2016
by Inger
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Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca

Late summer is tomato season–hooray!  Blessed by vines laden with juicy red fruits, they feature prominently on seasonal menus.  Yes, today’s tomato special is…  Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca. 

Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca

Cherry Tomato Pasta Puttanesca

I am a member of two CSAs (yes, two!)–a holdover from the days my household numbered six.  As a result, I can find myself with a bit of a tomato overload if the weather is right.  Continue Reading →

Aug 11, 2016
by Inger
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Grilled Vegetable, Bread & Tomato Salad (Panzanella)

Back in the day, serving bread on salads was big.  Of course, that bread was typically chopped, seasoned, and rebranded as croutons.  But the concept was legit—bread in salads is delicious! This time, it’s served up torn and marinated in a Grilled Vegetable, Bread & Tomato Salad, or Panzanella.  

Grilled Vegetable, Bread & Tomato Salad (Panzanella)

Grilled Vegetable, Bread & Tomato Salad (Panzanella)

Wikipedia describes Panzanella as “a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes that’s popular in the summer. It includes chunks of soaked stale bread and tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar.” Yes, one can never have too many ways to get rid of old bread!  Continue Reading →

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