Lunch

Summer Salmon Salad

August 26, 2015

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We are really lucky to have so much wild salmon here in the Pacific Northwest, with exotic names like Chinook, Sockeye, and Coho. When I arrived here I was so excited to try them all, but when I first sampled some Sockeye salmon, I didn’t really like it. It tasted way ‘fishier’ to the Atlantic salmon I was used to, and I wasn’t sure it was for me. Continue Reading…

Treats

Peanut Butter Ice-cream Cookies

August 17, 2015

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There is nothing quite like home-made ice-cream cookies. Of course you can buy frozen ice cream cookies and bars, but inevitably the cookie is all soft and mushy, instead of crisp and crumbly like the home-made ones.  These simple peanut cookies are perfect for ice-cream sandwiches. Continue Reading…

Lunch

Zoodles Caprese

August 6, 2015

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Once again we are blessed/cursed with a glut of courgettes in the garden. I say blessed because I love courgettes. I also say cursed because I can barely keep up with them, and the OH really dislikes them. Continue Reading…

Dessert

Chocolate Pavlova with Cherries and Orange

July 13, 2015

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Pavlova is one of those desserts that can be whipped up in minutes, yet always tastes like you slaved over it all day. I love them for that very reason, plus eggs are available year round and you can vary the topping with fresh seasonal fruits. I feel like this summer is flying by so speedy desserts like this are just what I need. Continue Reading…

Treats

Citrus and Herb Popsicles

July 1, 2015

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As I look out at the cobalt blue sky and our burnt yellowed lawn I find it hard to believe it’s still early summer. We have had a crazy hot month here in Seattle, and it already feels like the middle of August. It’s been a constant battle to water all out veggies but I am not complaining. It’s been balmy and so wonderful to be able to dine al fresco in the sunshine every day. As cherries are in season right now, I have made a few batches of my Cherry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles, but recently I have been craving something citrusy and refreshing. Continue Reading…