Monthly Archives: July 2016

Thai Grilled Chicken Salad with Lemongrass Dressing

We are in the midst of a July heatwave and I am not planning to use my oven much until it cools down outside. Instead, my husband has grilled a large quantity of boneless, skinless chicken thighs to last us … Continue reading

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Apricot Cheesecake

One of my good friends has a beautiful old apricot tree. It was loaded with sweet fruit this year and she was kind enough to let us have all we could use. I made several batches of jam, plus I … Continue reading

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Zucchini with Green Olives and Capers

If you have an abundance of zucchini from the garden try making this nice summer dish. You can eat this warm or at room temperature as a side dish. It also works well as a salad. Zucchini with Green Olives … Continue reading

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Apricot Cherry Gratin with Marzipan Topping

One of the joys of summer here in the intermountain west is the variety of very good local stone fruit. Right now the apricots and cherries are in season. Combine them in this gratin and you have one delicious summer … Continue reading

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Blueberry Apricot Cornmeal Cake

Blueberries and apricots are both in season now and they work well together in desserts. This moist cake has cornmeal in the batter and is studded with fresh blueberries and apricots. I particularly love the crunchy, sugary nut topping. You … Continue reading

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