Caprese Salad with Fresh Corn

 

Capris Salad with Fresh Corn - A fabulous salad that just seems to scream SUMMER!

One of our local markets has the best, freshest corn all summer long and it seems that I just can’t help myself ……….

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Honey Roasted Almonds. Sweet, salty and super delicous. So simple too, they're done in less than 30 minutes!

Honey and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds

It’s a sad, Mother Hubbard-sad, type of  day  ……….

Raspberry Melt-Aways

Raspberry Melt-Aways

Oh. My. Word! Have you ever tasted something so delicious that it made you say something like that - right out loud? That’s exactly what this one said ………. ………. when she took the first bite of these Raspberry Melt-Aways. “This one” is Annie, one of our three sweet girls (granddaughters) who flew in from London last Friday. They’re here… 

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Basil. So prolific (if you know what to do with it), so delicious!

How to Grow Pest-Free, Healthy Basil

How to Grow Pest-Free, Healthy Basil You know the scenario …… You carefully purchased the best potting soil money can buy, you even bought a brand new pot to plant your beloved baby basil plants in the pot color even matches your house, for cryin’ out loud. You put the stones for drainage in the bottom of the pot… 

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Lemon Cheesecake with Glazed Berries and Shortbread Crust. A delicious fresh berry topped no-bake lemon cheese cake in a crisp, buttery shortbread crust.

Lemon Cheesecake with Glazed Berries and Shortbread Crust

If I had a little tab in my recipe box for Perfect Summer Desserts, this one would be in the front row. For sure. With a super-light, no-bake, cheesecake filling, a crisp, buttery shortbread crust and a gorgeous topping of fresh berries glazed with a bit of sweet orange marmalade, it’s the perfect ending for a meal… 

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Fresh Corn, Bell Pepper and Zucchini Crustless Quiche. Healthy, high-protein and VERY delicious!

Fresh Corn, Bell Pepper and Zucchini Crustless Quiche

Is there anything that makes your heart soar? Do you ever wake up in the morning and, before you eye’s are barely open, you realize your heart’s soaring? That happened to me today. I bet you think it has something to do with food, right? It makes sense, since I do have a food blog after… 

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Sweet Basil Vinaigrette. The most delicious dressing with vibrant basil flavor. If this dressing could talk, it would be shouting "summer, summer, summer!".

Sweet Basil Vinaigrette

My husband Scott, has the greenest thumb ever. Don’t believe me? Check it out. We rooted a few tiny basil plants in early May. They sure didn’t stay that way long. This is how they look now, despite me helping myself to these delicious green leaves everyday. If there’s a bug or pest problem, Scott knows… 

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