Archives: Summer

Oregon Berry Festival – July 20 & 21, 2012

July 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Oregon Berry Festival – July 20 & 21, 2012 | Filed in Fresh Produce, In Season, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Summer

Today, a friend and I trekked downtown to the Pearl for an outing with the kids and happened upon the Oregon Berry Festival on the corner of NW 10th and Johnson in the Ecotrust parking lot. This family-friendly event features a potpourri of vendors selling berries and berry-related products like ice cream, pies and other baked goods, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce

July 14, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love, Summer

In Portland, we’re surrounded by great food and excellent locally-made products…and Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce is absolutely one of my favorite local finds! My family loves it so much that they use it in place of ketchup now (I’m not kidding!). The sauce has a great balance of flavors — slightly sweet with a little […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Rub and Horseradish-Chive Sauce

June 30, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood, Summer

I love, love, love salmon that’s been cooked on a cedar plank! Every time I’ve used this cooking technique, the fish has been moist and delicious with a wonderful hint of smoky flavor. This particular recipe features a simple lemon-herb-pepper rub and a tasty horseradish-chive sauce…YUM! It’s definitely a great summer dish that is perfect for entertaining! […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fresh Peach Cake

September 22, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer

Here’s a simple recipe featuring my favorite summer fruit: peaches. The coffee cake is easy to make, delicious, moist and lightly spiced…and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter, and omitted the pecans. The cake is best served the day it’s made, but leftovers are still […]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Farmers’ Market Quesadillas

September 21, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Southwestern, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

One of the things I love about September is the potpourri of ripe veggies available at farm stands and farmers’ markets. Last week, I visited my local farm stand and purchased all the makings for these tasty quesadillas that are stuffed and garnished with a medly of fresh corn, chile peppers, summer squash and tomatoes. The quesadillas […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

California BLTs

September 10, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on California BLTs | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Summer

One of my favorite things about summer is tomato havest time! I make as many fresh tomato things as I can…I just can’t get enough of ’em. Here’s a a great sandwich recipe to use up some of those perfect summer tomatoes. This is a good time to splurge on some top-quality bacon like Nueske’s Thick Sliced Applewood […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Visit a Farmers’ Market

July 22, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, In Season, Morsels & Musings, Summer

It’s the middle of July and we’re full-swing into summer…and, yes, it’s still raining here in Portland. Regardless of the weird weather, our local farmers’ markets are brimming with great produce, artisan foods and handmade products. These people work hard, rain or shine, so let’s get out there and support them! Check out one of these […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Zucchini Caponata

September 6, 2010 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Italian, Recipes, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

If you’re looking for a way to use up some of that summer zucchini, try this recipe for Zucchini Caponata. The combo of zucchini, tomatoes and olives makes a great topping for grilled bread or a quick, fresh sauce for cooked pasta. I bet it would also be really good as a topping for grilled chicken […]

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Greek Salad Salsa with Toasted Pita Chips

August 26, 2010 by andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Snack, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

I took this awesome Greek-inspired salsa to a pool party recently. Dang, it’s good! I chose to make it because it’s super easy and I had all the makings for it. It’s a perfect summertime appetizer!!! I followed the recipe for the salsa except that I didn’t have the fresh oregano so I used a little […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dry-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 20, 2010 by andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Pork, Recipes, Summer

This Mexi-inspired recipe will please most tastes (sans vegetarians). The lightly seasoned pork has good flavor without being dominated by the rub, which is a combo of paprika, brown sugar, chile powder and allspice. After I put the rub on the pork, I put it back in the fridge for a few hours while I […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,