Category: Summer

At the Table: Summer’s Last Hurrah with Hydrangeas and Majolica

 I wanted to have a little dish fun at the table for summer’s last hurrah before the calendar page turns to September. Endless Summer Hydrangeas have transitioned from vibrant, spring blues, now faded to softer greens and deep plums. Reproduction majolica plates on sale at Pottery Barn, flew home with me and have been waiting to roost at the table…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pie Crust Leaves!

Here’s a last hurrah for those summer heirloom tomatoes with a nod to fall~  Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pie Crust Leaves! I prefer a tomato tart over a tomato pie since it cooks in half the time, and is easier to cut and serve with the removable outer ring of the tart pan. I took a short cut and…

Muffin Pan Ice Cream S’mores

Happy National S’mores Day! Muffin Pan Ice Cream S’mores are an easy way to beat the summer heat and enjoy this campfire treat in the comfort of your kitchen! This muffin pan version has your essential s’mores ingredients:  graham crackers, melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows, but with vanilla ice cream for a summery treat. They’re super easy and fun…

The Dog Days of Summer

It’s dog gone hot here. . . thank goodness for air conditioning! We’re definitely in the Dog Days of summer. . . “Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that…

Peach Caprese Salad and Just Peachy Recipe Round-Up!

The best thing about summer is the bounty of fresh produce! If you’re a fan of caprese salad, I think you’ll like this summery twist on the classic caprese salad made with fresh, juicy peaches! If you haven’t tried peaches and summer tomatoes together in a salad, you don’t know what you’re missing. Best of all, no…