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Zucchini Ribbon, Cherry Tomato and Corn Pappardelle

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It’s Labor Day, the last hurrah of summer.

We’re spending the day in town. Casey’s getting ready for school to start this week — his first year of teaching. It’s exciting for both of us, and we’re glad this new chapter of our lives is starting. I have the day off of work, and I’m doing a bit of cooking and cleaning, and then we’re headed to a barbeque at my parents’ house.

Each morning feels more like fall. The air is crisp, and we’re no longer leaving the windows open 24/7. My cooking is starting to change, too. I’m starting to crave soups and comfort food, and I’m looking forward to trying some new recipes this year.

There’s still time for a few more summery recipes, and this is one of them. A pasta dish that celebrates the best produce of summer, without complicating it too much. It’s also light, yet filling, and easily made vegan if you need to. Read More »

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 »

Sun Dried Tomato, Basil and Feta Scones

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Ever take a bite of something and moan out loud?  That’s what I did when I bit into a sun dried tomato, basil and feta scone made by Upper Crust Bistro and Bakery.

I first experienced them at the Proctor Farmer’s Market.  Really, I’ve never had any scone like this one.  It was crisp and crunchy on the outside, and fluffy and moist on the inside.  The fresh green basil was flecked throughout, and the sun dried tomatoes offered a sweet, chewy tang.  To make it even more perfect, the feta cheese added a salty, rich note. Read More »

Thai-Style Basil Chicken

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Yet another simple, quick and delicious recipe to exercise my love affair with the wok.

This one comes from Wok Every Day, an incredibly versatile cookbook that has recipes for all styles and genres of cooking, all using your wok. Read More »