Foodie Friday: Summer Lovin’

Welcome to a new feature on ‘one thing blog’. I’m calling it “Foodie Fridays”…a little update on what is happening in my kitchen in the previous week. It will be boring most of the time and honestly I am just trying to figure out this kitchen business. Join me as I learn if you like!

Currently…I am oven-less. It is ok. Most of the time I just bbq (or occasionally steal from the boys downstairs…THANKS GUYS!). So most of this week was stove top.

Loving this week~

~ Oh Ina…These coconut cupcakes might be the death of me. I topped mine with cream cheese icing, toasted coconut, and marshmallows covered in toasted coconut. Have mercy.

~ Really, my time in the kitchen is just about finding ways to eat garlic butter. This might be the best way yet! Parboil any veg you want (tonight I did farmers market zucchini and green beans) then fry them for five minutes with garlic butter and fresh parmesan. It is all you will want for dinner.

~ Melissas version of “Santa Fe Chicken Salad”. Each June I bbq a whole box of chicken breast so that I can make salads for dinner all summer. My best one so far was:

Mix 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing

1 TBSP Chilli powder

1 tsp cumin

1 TBSP your choice of bbq sauce

(this makes enough dressing for large-sized salad that feeds several)

Mix together and put on salad of your choice (I do lettuce, black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers and a bit of cheese). YUM (I know if you are going to have a salad for dinner it really should be healthy…I don’t know what to tell you except…YUM).

~ Starting to prepare for the preserving season! Here are some super cute labels free from Better Homes and Garden.

~ If you do a road trip you should eat at Wildfire Grill in Osoyoos. It kind of looks mediocre from the outside but everything we had was really yummy. Then hit Osoyoos Gelato, because it is hard to be in Osoyoos and not get ice cream, this is the best we had this summer.

What are you doing with the beautiful produce this week?

What is your favorite Okanagan fruit stand?

What is your ‘go to’ summer salad recipe? I would LOVE to hear!

2 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Summer Lovin’

  1. we’ve eaten from our garden a lot this summer (1st garden in 10 years….) my favorite new item that even my picky eater eats, is stuffed green peppers. i’ve done them a couple of different ways, but ground beef, fresh, hot salsa and cheese was the biggest hit. i have made jars and jars and jars of salsa. my husband is a happy camper!

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