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Hot Weather Treat: Blood Orange Float

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I am usually not a big soda fan but I almost always am tempted by the pretty glass bottles of Italian Blood Orange Soda, especially when it is hot outside. I think about some in a tall glass of ice (okay, sometimes with a little vodka in there too) and the next thing I know I have multiple bottles in my shopping cart.

Anyway, I’ve seen this type of soda at Trader Joe’s and Safeway so I bet I could find it where you live. Here is a fun thing to do with it.

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Shrimp Cakes with Spicy Lemon and Paprika Aioli

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Hot! Hot! It is hot in Portland. About 99 Saturday and 95 today (Sunday). Thankfully, we are, hopefully back to the 80’s and 70’s (yay!) this coming week. I am not a fan of hot weather, which is one of the reasons that I wanted to move North, but we do get a handful of 90+ days each Summer. This is a nice recipe for those kind of days or any kind of day, really.

I wasn’t quite sure how they would turn out but I am happy to say that both jwa and I really . . . → Read More: Shrimp Cakes with Spicy Lemon and Paprika Aioli

Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri and I am Lazy

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My new goal is to post at least once a week. So sad. I was trying to figure out this morning why it is I’ve gotten lazy. Okay, one, because I’m kind of lazy. But also, (this would be point two) after having this blog for three (!!) years, most of the stuff I make around the house is not new. They are recipes that I’ve made and posted about before. There. I feel better now.

This is a great Summer meal. You could eat it all room temperature if it’s really hot or just have . . . → Read More: Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri and I am Lazy

Perfect Summer Meal: Grilled Asian Flank Steak with Sweet Ginger Slaw

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First off, this was amazingly good. I mean I expected it to be tasty but it totally and completely surpassed my expectations. Especially the slaw. And it is finally almost Summer here in Portland. Woo!

Hey — I just realized that while I halved the steak and the slaw portions below, I made a full recipe of the marinade. Hmmm, I used some of that to brush on the meat while cooking, but I probably didn’t need as much marinade as I had, so I think the ratios below are just fine. And, I let the . . . → Read More: Perfect Summer Meal: Grilled Asian Flank Steak with Sweet Ginger Slaw

Asparagus & Chicken Sausage Lasagna

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So, if I post this today, maybe there will be an asparagus recall tomorrow? Originally, this was just an asparagus lasagna but i had some chicken sausage to add to it. Thus, making it Asparagus & Chicken Sausage Lasagna.

There was also, in the original, heavy cream that was whipped and spread on the top of the lasagna before baking. I was really intrigued by that but I opted to just use the goat cheese sauce for the whole thing. But at some point, I will whip some cream and bake it on the top . . . → Read More: Asparagus & Chicken Sausage Lasagna