Baked Taquitos

Yesterday was another strong blast of heat. Our house has withstood the heatwave until now. This morning when I woke up and the house still sat at 75 degrees- I knew there was a problem. This weather has kicked in full gear and is not backing down. We are supposed to reach 100 degrees today and while Portland typically hasn't reached this high heat on a regular basis, we are now. It seems the past few years have consistently remained hot, smokin' hot....more

Asian beef burgers

August can be a funny time of year; it has a very in-between feel to it.  It’s like the Sunday of calendar months – you know you have to work the next day, so instead of enjoying the entire day you’re already thinking about (and dreading) Monday....more
This looks like a great recipe to spruce up an old favorite. Thanks for posting it!more

Tomato and Cheese Crostata

I’ve always dreamed of going to Italy. And next year, I was planning on finally making my dream vacation come true. But sadly, life got in the way and unless something changes, I won’t be going to Italy next year {sad face}....more

Barbequed Chard

 Chard is an easy vegetable to barbeque using a grill pan.  Brush the bottom leaves with oil before placeing them on the pan, pile up layers, sprinkle on the cheese of your choice in between those layers, and grill for about 10 minutes. Fast, easy, delicious! Recipe at Coffee for Roses....more

Carrot (summer) Sauce - Also Known As Flo’s Sauce

      Carrot (summer) Sauce - also known as Flo’s Sauce Flo is my sister Silvana’s mother-in-law, she has made this sauce probably forever – it’s so easy – it can be quick, but I slow cook this sauce....more


Popover Mondays!I was craving these the other day and was unhappy that I had no sugar left to make delicious syrup to eat with them. Though the syrup failed me, the popover itself with an egg was quite satisfying.Cooper enjoyed it and sat with me outside talking up a storm while we enjoyed the fresh morning air. He drank his milk and I drank my coffee.They are simple to make and take little time on your part as the oven does most the work. :)Recipe here...more

How-To Tuesday: The Easiest Salad Ever!

Hello everyone! I would say happy Tuesday, but if you ask me, today is anything but that.Before I get into today’s how-to, I would like to take a moment and remember a great man who made us smile, laugh, and cry. A great actor…….”O Captain, my Captain…”...more

Roast Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Salad

The sweet earthy flavour of beetroot, the slight tang and creaminess of goat's cheese, a scattering of baby rocket and spinach leaves, drizzled with a good olive oil and a reduced balsamic dressing make for a deliciously light seasonal summer lunch.Roast beetroot and goat's cheese salad...more