Peach Galettes: An Ode to Summer <3

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I’ve been making a galette or two weekly, in the spirit of summer and the bounty of beautiful fruit that is available from the local farmer’s market. It’s my own ode to summer, as heartfelt as a love song.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn

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Sweet & salty. Crunchy & chewy. And super easy to make. This peanut butter caramel popcorn is the perfect snack to munch on during a rainy day movie night at home.

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A Beet Recipe (To Win You Over)

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Where do I start? Tiny cubes of roasted beet, edges caramelized by the oven’s heat, flecked with sweet & cooling mint, and dotted with crumbles of fresh & tangy chèvre. This simple & winning recipe will please beet lovers and win over those shy or skeptical of their sweet earthiness. I am not at all elaborating when I say I’ve made this recipe at least once a week, all month long. Try them and you’ll see…

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"Glass Half Full" Green Juice

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We have been juicing it up over at our house. The learning curve has been delicious.

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If you had told me yesterday that I would get tonight&#8217;s dinner inspiration from a mayonnaise commercial, I may have asked you if you had fallen and hit your head. But alas, you would have been right. Don&#8217;t worry though! This recipe is delicious and simple and quick to make.
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Parmesan Crusted Chicken
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
4 thin, boneless &amp; skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
4 tbsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs (I used panko and used the recipe here, omitting the cheese)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°.
Wash chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels, set aside.
Combine Mayonnaise with Parmesan in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on a baking sheet that&#8217;s been lightly slicked with oil. Evenly top chicken breasts with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with 1 tbsp of bread crumbs.
Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!
Recipe slightly modified from this one.

If you had told me yesterday that I would get tonight’s dinner inspiration from a mayonnaise commercial, I may have asked you if you had fallen and hit your head. But alas, you would have been right. Don’t worry though! This recipe is delicious and simple and quick to make.

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I’m off to the land of ice and snow for a quick weekend trip. Canada! My team and I are competing in the Abbotsford Ladies Spiel. Last year we won the ‘C’ event and it’ll be nice if we win an event again. Have to play well & earn it! Thanks to Allyson, Tracy and Judy who invited us to the event and then worked us into the already full draw. We felt really cool after that.

Like always, this has been an eventful week in food. Here’s my list of this, that and all I’ve been enamored with:

ps. I have granola bars on my mind and, pending further investigation, I will be creating my perfect recipe for them.

Hi. Last night, in honor of Superbowl Sunday, my boyfriend and I made some fantastic nachos. This photo fills me with joy- how beautiful are dishes bursting with colors and nutrients? Very, is the correct answer.
I wanted to share with you this dip he makes from time to time. Last night we munched on it as we prepped the main dish. He likes it on chips, while my vehicle of choice is baby carrots.
Party Dip Recipe
1 tub Sour Cream
1 jar Salsa, red or green, and as hot or mild as you like
1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix
Mix all ingredients, to taste, in a medium bowl.
Chill until ready to eat, with your vehicle of choice: corn chips, pita chips and/or veggies.
ps. It also made a fantastic topping for said nachos.

Hi. Last night, in honor of Superbowl Sunday, my boyfriend and I made some fantastic nachos. This photo fills me with joy- how beautiful are dishes bursting with colors and nutrients? Very, is the correct answer.

I wanted to share with you this dip he makes from time to time. Last night we munched on it as we prepped the main dish. He likes it on chips, while my vehicle of choice is baby carrots.

Party Dip Recipe

  • 1 tub Sour Cream
  • 1 jar Salsa, red or green, and as hot or mild as you like
  • 1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  1. Mix all ingredients, to taste, in a medium bowl.
  2. Chill until ready to eat, with your vehicle of choice: corn chips, pita chips and/or veggies.

ps. It also made a fantastic topping for said nachos.

Hi. Today I went to my favorite little market in Ballard, the Sunset Hill Green Market. Their item selection is a perfect balance of &#8216;must haves&#8217; and &#8216;really wants.&#8217; I picked up some Link Lab sausage (amazing!) and was eying the most beautiful Columbia City Bakery Potato loaf (like the softest bedroom pillow, with the thinnest of crusts). Next time.
I also made a double batch of this Brown Butter &amp; Bourbon Pumpkin Bread last night. I used cake flour instead of APF, since that&#8217;s all I had on hand, and it was super tender and moist. I just had to bake the loaves a little longer because of the substitution. It made two large 9&#8221; loaves and 24 muffins! Lots for sharing!

Hi. Today I went to my favorite little market in Ballard, the Sunset Hill Green Market. Their item selection is a perfect balance of ‘must haves’ and ‘really wants.’ I picked up some Link Lab sausage (amazing!) and was eying the most beautiful Columbia City Bakery Potato loaf (like the softest bedroom pillow, with the thinnest of crusts). Next time.

I also made a double batch of this Brown Butter & Bourbon Pumpkin Bread last night. I used cake flour instead of APF, since that’s all I had on hand, and it was super tender and moist. I just had to bake the loaves a little longer because of the substitution. It made two large 9” loaves and 24 muffins! Lots for sharing!

Today I made a double batch of this tomato sauce. It&#8217;s so simple, so easy to make, and oh so good. When tossed with fresh pasta that has been cooked to a pleasant al dente, it becomes the perfect, season-less meal. Finely grate some parmigiano reggiano over the top and have at it! All is right. Welcome to Heaven on Earth.

Today I made a double batch of this tomato sauce. It’s so simple, so easy to make, and oh so good. When tossed with fresh pasta that has been cooked to a pleasant al dente, it becomes the perfect, season-less meal. Finely grate some parmigiano reggiano over the top and have at it! All is right. Welcome to Heaven on Earth.