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Vanilla Bean Lemonade

“Waiter, there’s a black speck in my lemonade.” I know this is kind of a strange-looking lemonade. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve questioned whether or not I even want to...

Summer Squash Fritters with Fresh Basil & Lemony Sour Cream

Summer Squash Fritters with Basil & Lemony Sour Cream

Ahh, summer squash. Also known as yellow squash, the lesser-loved cousin of zucchini yet just as prolific. It’s everywhere this time of year! I like it well enough, but I admit I’m never totally...

Raspberry Lemon Icebox Cake

Raspberry Lemon Icebox Cake

Also known as: The Easiest Summertime Cake Ever. No creaming, no chopping, no oven. This Raspberry Lemon Icebox Cake is made with simply a pile of lemony whipped cream, some fresh-off-the-vine raspberries, and graham crackers....

Grilled Tofu Tacos with Walla Walla Sweet Onion Slaw (and Optional Chicken)

Grilled Tofu Tacos with Walla Walla Sweet Onion Slaw (and Optional Chicken)

Our dinner routine transforms completely in the summer. We’re all about easy, simple, fresh, and whatever we can throw on the grill. Especially because here in the Pacific Northwest, most houses (including ours) don’t have air...

Roasted Beet Hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus

I fully admit that until a couple of years ago, beets were my nemesis food. Hated the suckers! But then, on a whim, I tried roasting them – and learned they’re not half bad....

White Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

White Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

It pretty much all started with a grilled cheese sandwich. Garlic, herb-y ricotta, melty mozzarella. Inspired by white pizza, but so much more than just white pizza. Well, except I also made an actual...

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal (a.k.a. Purple Oatmeal) + 3 Tips For the Creamiest Oatmeal

Blueberries & Cream Oatmeal (a.k.a. Purple Oatmeal) + 3 Tips For the Creamiest Oatmeal

I’d like to think I know a thing or two about gardening, but sometimes I’m reminded of just how little I really do know. Case in point: I ordered seven (yes, seven!) blueberry bushes,...

25 Foods That Seem Vegetarian But Arent Square

25 Foods That Seem Vegetarian But Aren’t

I started this post over two years ago (yep, two years!), and cursed myself for not yet finishing and publishing it when the lovely Domestic Fits shared Ten Weird Things That Are Not Vegetarian a...

Spicy Vanilla Chai Milkshake. Don't skimp on the secret ingredient!

Spicy Vanilla Chai Milkshake

It’s Milkshake Week! Otherwise known as a very good week indeed. Julie of The Little Kitchen and Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil have a week full of milkshakes (and giveaways!) planned, so when they...

Pineapple, Corn, & Kale Salsa

Pineapple, Corn, & Kale Salsa + a “Let Them Eat Kale!” Cookbook Giveaway

My blogging friend Julia is a pretty impressive gal. Aside from running a wonderful food blog, she has released not one but two cookbooks in the past year. That’s a hardworking and inspiring chicka...