Grilled Corn Salad

Grilled Corn Salad_top Summer is almost over and Jason and I have yet to go to the beach or a local festival. So we are both looking forward to an 11-day tour of Spain at the end of September. You have no idea how excited we are – it’s been three years since our last long vacation. Until then, I’ll be savoring the season by stuffing myself with corn…. 

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Benedictine Spread

Benedictine Spread

I watch a lot of cooking shows but rarely recreate the recipes I see – they’re either too fussy or don’t appeal to me. This weekend, however, I caught Damaris Phillips whip up a batch of Benedictine spread and was compelled to follow suit immediately.

Pasta with Sausage, Zucchini, Corn and Burrata_top

Pasta with Sausage, Zucchini, Corn and Burrata

It’s been unusually busy at work and unseasonably warm in the Bay Area, so I’ve had little time, energy or desire to cook. That’s where this pasta with sausage, zucchini, corn and burrata comes in. It’s super easy to make yet surprisingly satisfying, especially on a hectic summer day.

Fruit Tartlets

A Pup-Up in the Park

We did it! Rookie and I survived our first Pup-Up and are delighted to report it was a huge success. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or company on the day of our dog-friendly pop-up picnic in the park. It was so much fun visiting with friends, old and new, while chowing down on tasty food.

Sweet Corn Hummus

Sweet Corn Hummus

Summer is my favorite season. I love the longer days, warmer weather, and plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables. When so much produce is at its peak, meal prep is a breeze.

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Black Pepper and Ricotta Biscuits

What goes equally well with jam, ham and coffee? These black pepper and ricotta biscuits, obviously. They’re rich, flaky and comforting.

Niçoise-Inspired Salmon Salad

Niçoise-Inspired Salmon Salad

Salads are a staple of my diet. They’re effortless to make and nourishing. And the more creative you get with the add-ins, the more fun they are to eat. I know from experience – just take a look at my Instagram feed.