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Roasted Tomato, Asparagus and Zucchini Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing

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Summer has officially begun. Well, by the calendar, that is. Last week held the first day of summer. Looking outside today in the Pacific Northwest is another story. It’s cold. It’s raining.

Boo.

While the weather might not get the message, summer foods are in full swing. I’m eating all the Rainier cherries, asparagus, watermelon and peaches I can get my hands on.

My Opa brought over some home-grown strawberries earlier this week, and I even got the chance to make strawberry jam. Look for that post later.

If you’ve never had homemade strawberry jam, you’ve not lived. It tastes so…strawberry-y. It’s so strawberry-y, you’ll feel like you’re tasting them for the first time. Summer in a jar.

Recently while at Mayfield Lake with my family, I went on a cooking marathon and came up with this Roasted Tomato, Asparagus and Zucchini Couscous with Lemon Basil Dressing.

It is easily my favorite thing I’ve made in a while. So simple. So freaking full of flavor and goodness. Read More »

Mother’s Day & Chicken Sausage, Goat Cheese and Asparagus Penne

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I come from a long line of pasta-loving women.

Growing up, my Oma would babysit me, and feed me loads and loads of “butter noodles” — pasta with butter, Parmesan cheese and pepper.

That’s still my go-to comfort food and always will be.

I take after my mom in that instead of typical breakfast foods, I prefer leftovers for breakfast. It may sound odd, but for my mom and I, a little leftover pasta for breakfast is how we like to start the day.

Not every day, of course. Just when there’s something good waiting for us in a Tupperware container in the fridge.

With this being Mother’s Day weekend,  I could think of nothing better to put me in touch with my maternal side and bring back some fond memories. Read More »

Lemon Orzo Salad with Asparagus and Tomatoes

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In Washington, the months of October through May can be pretty gray, and month after month of gray can be a bit of a downer.

Today, for about a half hour, I saw blue sky.  No, this is not a metaphor for life — there was blue, and even a spark of sun!

It’s the first week of April and officially Spring.  The local farmer’s markets opened their season this weekend, and the vendors were just as enthusiastic as I was about the glimmer of hope in the sky. Read More »

Cream of Asparagus Soup (Crème D'asperges if you're fancy)

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I have been a bad girl this week and haven’t cooked at all.  Yes, I could say I’ve been busy, which I have.  You could also call it lazy.  But I have also been suffering from allergies (which I never knew I had until this year) and just haven’t been up to doing much of anything.
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End of the Week Crustless Quiche

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Quiche is the perfect weekend meal.  Really, no more of this “real men don’t eat quiche” crap.  If you’re a real man, you’ll eat whatever the heck you want.
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