We were very excited about Day Three. We had reservations for lunch at Lynmar Estate Winery (a winery we had never visited before) and a later appointment at Alexander Valley Vineyards in Alexander Valley.
The best summer salad ever! Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
There are three things that say summer to me: watermelon, fresh ripe tomatoes and sweet corn. The recipe today has all three items…except the corn. So, I guess technically, it only has two of the best summer ingredients. But, that’s okay because you are going to love it so much that you won’t even miss the corn.
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Cool as a (Stuffed) Cucumber…Blue Cheese Dip Stuffed Cucumbers
Appetizers for Low Carbers or Gluten Free-ers or just hungry people
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Roasting and Pureeing Cauliflower or March in the Sierras
***I originally wrote most of this post in Mid-March, but was unable to get Y!C!’s recipe and then I forgot about it until yesterday. So, I am going to post it anyway. Note that our activities occurred in early to Mid-March.***
We’ve been spending most of our spare time over at the Money Pit, trying to get it finished so that we can move in. We are gradually taking our stuff over there so we can unpack while we are waiting for contractor mistakes to be fixed. Our patience is being challenged. If you want to read about the details, you can go here: Keeping It Midcentury
So Yes!Chef! has not had a lot of time to cook and be creative.
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Bring-Your-Own-Chair Easter Event or “I don’t normally like cauliflower, but I like this Cauliflower”
We are still waiting to move in to the Mid Century Modern home (affectionately known as The Money Pit) that we are remodeling. The only items left are putting together the Easy Closet System (looks complicated) and getting our brand new Induction Range working. We haven’t even had a chance to use it yet (except once when we boiled water.) And now it doesn’t work, even though the repairman has been there three times and plans on coming out this week. Sigh. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. (If you want to read about our remodeling “adventures” you can find it here.)
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“What’s Up Doc?” Shredded Carrot Salad with Lime-Jalapeno-Cilantro Dressing
“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” – Bugs Bunny
Carrots have a lot going for them. They are a pretty color, they are a little sweet, you can eat them raw or cook them and they taste good. In a pinch, you can feed them to horses (or rabbits). Most especially, though: they are very economical and good for you.
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