Monthly Archives: June 2013

Barbecue Round Up

Please enjoy this collection of my favorite barbecue and picnic recipes for your Fourth of July celebrations! Ginger Scallion Pork Burger with Spicy Quick Pickles   Beef Burgers with Basil Aioli and Balsamic Red Onions   Spicy Broccoli Slaw   … Continue reading

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Plum Salsa

This fresh salsa is bursting with flavor and takes about 5 minutes to make.  You can adjust the heat by adding the jalapeno with or without its ribs and seeds.  Serve this with grilled chicken or pork chops, or even … Continue reading

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Squash, Kale, and Barley Soup

This soup seems sort of hearty for this time of year but here in Portland we have been having some pretty dreary days.  I’ve said this before, but soup is my favorite thing to make.  I generally prefer smooth soups … Continue reading

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Fromage Fort

This sounds fussy and fancy but it’s actually just a form of cheese whiz, and it’s a great way to use up those end pieces of cheese.  The name translates to “strong cheese” but it can be rather mild depending … Continue reading

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Spicy Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli is gorgeous at the farmer’s market right now, and so good for you! Did you know broccoli is a great source of calcium and can act as an anti-inflammatory?  This broccoli slaw makes a great accompaniment to burgers and … Continue reading

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Butterscotch Pudding with Caramelized Bananas

I was inspired to make this after tasting the Caramelized Banana Ice Cream at our neighborhood ice cream parlor, Cloud City Ice Cream. If you’ve never been, I really encourage you to go (no reason to make the trek to Salt and … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Roasted Vegetables

The idea here is to buy the freshest and most beautiful veggies that are in season in your area.  Roasting vegetables intensifies their sweetness and heightens their flavor.  This recipe works for any mix of veggies.  Choose herbs that are … Continue reading

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