Tag: summer

PICKLED-BERRY GIN & TONIC

Last summer we spent several weeks in the Seattle area with Shauna, Danny and Lucy; we were there shooting several video pieces as well as sharing stories, birthdays and some of the glorious foods of summer. It’s just a normal day when the Aherns gather friends around their table and […]

GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKES

I swear my intentions are good . . . I swear when we made these delicious little blueberry coffee cakes that I had an entire post rolling about in my head; I swear I intended to make enough time to get those thoughts down somewhere so I could write something […]

GLUTEN-FREE SUMMER GAZPACHO

The Professor and I have done our fair share of entertaining; we don’t as much anymore as our family has aged, college life has spread us about and schedules seem to be busier than ever. And even though there aren’t as many people sitting at our table as often, a […]

GLUTEN-FREE HEIRLOOM TOMATO TART W/MASCARPONE CRUST

We’re in that ‘between’ season which is the end-of-semester-regular-school-year and the start of summer-session teaching for The Professor; I think it may be one of my favorite weeks of the year because Spring has definitely arrived, the gardens are finally awake for another season and the morning light is bright […]

TOMATO JAM

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”23174030″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Draw the Line by David Gray It seemed like a good idea at the time. My first foray into gardening was embraced with both enthusiasm and determination – everyone knows that one must first scope out the space, then plot and mark […]

SIMPLY WATERMELON

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”30763619″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Watermelon Man by Mongo Santamar√≠a The first whack of my knife against the variegated green and the thick skin of a watermelon bursts open revealing pink-red flesh speckled with jet-black tear-dropped seeds. I’m reminded of the Little House on Ankeny Street where […]

ROASTED RHUBARB AND PINK PEPPERCORN COMPOTE

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”22951544″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Glitter In The Air by Pink My mother used to make quite a few of our family meals in a large, silver, Waring Dutch oven: Sunday pot roast, soups, spaghetti sauce, boiled potatoes for potato salad and many more dishes that escape […]

MOVIE BITES: RATATOUILLE

Musical pairing – C’est si bon by Yves Montand You may remember from some of my former posts that I have recently relocated to Florida. Roughly .002 seconds after crossing the state line, my husband and I procured annual passes to Walt Disney World. While most people enjoy a night […]

52 sundays; july 31, 2011

We’re not quite sure, but we think those little light green blobs to the right of your screen are baby tree frogs . . . but don’t let their size fool you; even fully grown, they’re quite small compared to the bull frogs we get in our pond . . […]

KEY LIME POPPY SEED DRESSING

Making salad dressing at home couldn’t be simpler; take a peek at this super short video (less than 2 minutes) for the Key-Lime Poppy Seed Dressing we made for this salad – the key lime compliments the yogurt nicely while balancing the sweetness of the beautiful summer fruit we’re all […]