Summer bounty…Spinach and orzo salad

It’s late summer and in our region that means it is hot, hot and hotter, and even the gardens of brown thumbed folk are exploding with beautiful produce. Our specialties,  the easy things, are great fun, immensely satisfying and delicious.  Spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, and herbs are thriving now and are just about jumping into a big salad bowl for an evening meal. Read More


Summer flavors, fall nights…Pork Tenderloin with fruit salsa

Meal planning in September is contradictory sometimes.  On one hand, there is the return to hectic school nights and the need for quick and easy dinner ideas.  But sometimes  glorious summer weather remains, and fall food just sounds heavy and hearty and maybe kind of horrible.  So here is a  recipe that manages to combine wonderful summer flavors– with ingredients still readily available– and also comes together with nice speed and simplicity. Read More