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What I Ate for Breakfast…

Blogging about what I ate for breakfast just got a lot more interesting… for me anyway. I’ve been using my new iPhone to take garden, cooking, and [nomnomnom] out to dinner pics. It was fun to import a few weeks of food pictures into Picasa! One of my favorite recent recipes was ^^^ Summer Pasta Salad with Shrimp Tofu from the July/August Everyday Food issue. I couldn’t find the recipe online, so they probably post this month’s recipes in August.

Strawberry Shortcake

It’s about time for another things that make me happy list, but I decided that at the moment, strawberry shortcake makes me happy… {circa 2009} {circa 2010} {*fingers crossed* future strawberry shortcake} Recipe: everyday food

How to Raise Chickens: Urban Coop 101


Earlier this year, while reading the Sunset magazine, I found an article on backyard gardening by Willi Galloway, West coast editor of Organic Gardening magazine. I’ve been hooked on her gardening blog — DigginFood — ever since! So I’m excited for today’s guest post, written by Willi. We love having chickens, but I definitely recommend carefully considering all the benefits (free eggs! great fertilizer! cute chicken antics!) and the drawbacks (cleaning the coop, feeding and watering them in the pouring, freezing rain) before your get them. So here are a few things for you to consider: Know the rules. Before Read more…

Tomato Salad + Smoked Salmon on Toast: In Season Cooking

Our biggest harvest this summer has been cherry tomatoes — and needless to say, our fresh tomato salads have been amazing! I found this recipe in Everyday Food and it’s great for a quick meal. It uses ripe and green tomatoes, and I threw in some golden ones too. You just toss it in some olive oil, salt and pepper, and then layer with basil. The rest of the recipe was for Smoked Trout on Toast. OK, it’s not really even a recipe since it involves putting cream cheese on bread and layering with smoked fish and red onion. I Read more…

Tomatoes Provençal: In Season Cooking

Since tomatoes are starting to pile up — on the counters, in the fridge, and on the vines — from the garden, I’ve been on the lookout for tomato recipes.  I spotted a Tomatoes Provencal recipe in the latest Everyday Food magazine. This recipe is more of a side dish, but I ended up making a half recipe the very next day for lunch! It’s a quick and simple recipe: tomatoes, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, lemon zest, and thyme.  I couldn’t find the recipe to link to, but I really liked how this recipe had layered tomatoes on the bottom instead of Read more…

Olivia Raymer
Things I ♥: travel, food (I'm a pescatarian), the Pacific Northwest, bikes (I ride an orange mixte), beer (IPAs), summer, coffee, lists, and kitties. Travel enthusiast, former product manager, dabbler, and currently helping small businesses with digital strategy at Early Bird Strategy.

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