Thursday, July 07, 2011

What We've Been Eating

Posted by Picasa We are loving the summer flavors! We have been grilling out tons. Eating salads by the gallon. This Sweet Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips has become a new staple. The cinnamon chips also make a fantastic Strawberries & Chocolate Nachos. This dessert may appear wonderfully decadent (it is) and involved (it is not). Such a simple dessert with huge flavor and great presentation.  Then for the 4th of July Ralph made the awesome Brownie 'n Berries Dessert Pizza (pictured in the collage above). Except ours was not Gluten Free. He used BHG's fudgy brownie recipe. It was so good, people, so good. 

I also whipped up some of this Berry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette to go on the beautiful lettuces we have been getting from our CSA. As you can tell, I've had quite a few strawberries to use. The girls and I picked up a flat of them Edmonds Farmers Market.

This led me to remember that we used to make a strawberry soup all the time with OJ and heavy whipping cream but I have no idea what has come of that recipe. I found this recipe for Strawberry White Wine Soup. Ralph was out, the girls asleep and I was looking for something "girly" to make myself for dinner. This fit the bill.

Have I overwhelmed you with recipes to try yet? Let me leave you with two more, not sweet, recipes. I promise we eat more than sweets around here. It's just that the sweet food is so much more fun than the other food!

Head on over to and check out her Hummus with Green Goo (that I mentioned in my previous post). Then head over to my friend Jill's blog and check out her pita bread recipe. It was so easy and very yummy. The best part is Jill is always honest about what does and does not work for her so you don't have to feel bad if things don't quite work for you either! The hummus and pita bread go great together.

What yummy summer flavors have you been enjoying?


  1. Most definitely am going to try these recipes,not so sure about the hummus tho. This summer I did try Okra,deep fried,was very good. And had spaghetti squash with sauteed zucchini,with marinara sauce,quite yummy!!

  2. Yum! Must try the tortilla chips and fruit salsa!!!