I realized today summer is over in the Northwest.
good thing I bought some dahlias and astors at the farmer's market...
Here is a look at some of the summer highlights…. I didn’t post much over the summer because our recipes were quite simple.
beginnings of a heirloom tomato salad
marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms
steaks for the grill
a Kirkland Chateauneuf du Pape?? oh yes!
a favorite wedge salad
French New Potato Salad with Herb Coulis...recipe found in Cooking Gluten-Free!
go-to side dishes---sauteed cherry tomato and roasted kale
drying rose petals and buds from the yard
I have bags and bags to throw at our children's weddings--she is crazy no?
gluten free heaven in a loaf of bread from Maninis
they call it their Sunflower Bread, and yes you do smile when consuming
I asked Maninis
“what in the world am I going to do between October and May when our Magnolia Farmer’s Market is not around”, they said they will be at the Ballard Farmer’s Market – year round. I have literally gone from making a loaf of bread each week at home to buying their bread each week. It is that good!
the brick oven at Delancey's...this is a big want for me...
See the post on how you can have a gluten free pizza at Delancey’s.
The scene on a July foggy morning for golf at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast, a links style course that should be at the top of every golfers' bucket list.
my Bandon Dunes companions--Al, Dad, Mom, Brother Dave
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields
Early settlers saw these madrona trees and thought they were magnolias and so named our little neighborhood near Seattle.
a girls night in Ballard--a woman walked by and said "they are too old for that"
our annual girls camping trip--this year a treat Benihana style
another night of great food and fun friends
morning on the lake
awaiting the sunshine and a lazy afternoon on the dock
our camp project, mosaic
Lisa, our fearless leader demonstrating mosaic technique.
All in all it was a great summer.
Next post will be either Parmesan Chicken–I have finally perfected the recipe— or maybe Hazelnut Zuchinni Bread—Which do you prefer?