I love a good picnic. Well, truth be told, I love to eat outside, but packing a picnic so I can enjoy a pretty spot or an outdoor event is something I love to do. That means I am always on the lookout for tasty, different and easy-to pack picnic fare. This year, my picnic favorite is Shrimp Antipasto Salad. [Read more…]
Summer evenings are glowing from hot grills, smoky aromas are drifting by and sizzling food is calling us to the table. It is grilling season for sure. Have I mentioned I look forward to grilling season? And somehow, Father’s Day just seems to shout “Grilling Season” to me, as I remember many a night when dad would grill, using the old black smith forge he adapted to use as a BBQ grill. I still have that old forge and while my grill today is more modern, the smoke and aroma remind me of dad. [Read more…]
We all eat seasonally—even if we don’t plan it that way. There is just something about a burger on the grill on a warm day – or a bowl of chili on a cold, rainy day. But what should you do when the weather is not typical? My answer this week was Lemon Pepper Salmon with Arugula. Quick, easy and if spring had a taste, this might be it. [Read more…]
Experience the thrill of the chill. It’s hot outside and there is no sign of any change in the weather for days to come. The shutters inside our home are closed tightly and the entire family is beginning to go a bit stir crazy. Perks and tasty meals are what we look forward to during extremely hot and seemingly, never-ending summer days. The heat prohibits activity in the kitchen that involves heating ovens, simmering sauces or moving around much at all. We have been turning to a long time favorite dinner recipe that evokes cool and soothing relief. Marinated shrimp is a great hit any time of year, but especially it seems during this drought ridden summer of 2012.