Build You Own Burger

  There was another post about burgers earlier this week, but I wanted to share a slightly different way of presenting or serving burgers in this post.  My delicious burger sliders served as the inspiration for making this meal for my family this summer.  Rather than assemble the burgers ahead though, I wanted to create … Continue reading

Building a Summer Salad

    It’s hardly summer anymore, and I’m gearing up for baking the pumpkin pies and apple dishes that are so perfect in the fall, but I’m posting a few last recipes from summer.  I wanted to share the beautiful pictures and ingredients before we say goodbye to summer’s bounty and tuck in for the … Continue reading

Grilled, Stuffed Trout in Foil

Summer is grilling season, and having already made hamburgers on the grill this week, I decided to create something slightly different for dinner last night.  My grandparents are in town, and we’re all seafood lovers so I decided to made fish on the grill.  My freezer is full of wonderful rainbow trout from my share … Continue reading

Tomato Season!

Tomatoes are finally starting to ripen in Charlottesville, and the farmer’s market is full of colorful, heirloom varieties.  Check out these funky colors and shapes I picked out from some local farms on Saturday morning. For this summer snack, I was inspired by the idea of tomato and peach gazpacho.  Peaches are in season as … Continue reading

Great Harvest Lunch

With all my recent cooking, I haven’t eaten out in Charlottesville very much, despite the plethora of great restaurants here.  Great Harvest happened to be a perfect stop during errands one day though, and I wanted to share a picture the lovely sandwich I had for lunch.  It was a roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, … Continue reading

Perfect Summer Salad

When there are ripe avocados at the store and when farmers’ markets feature heirloom tomatoes, it’s ripe time to try this salad.  It’s so simple and easy, but it’s simply divine when the ingredients are fresh and in season.  I’ll admit, I still make it during the winter with imported tomatoes because I can’t resist, … Continue reading