The Summer “Crunch”

  Pickles and summer go together like cherries and ice, ice cream and sticky faces, picnics and grass stains, and sweet and tangy relish on a hot-off-the grill burger. Crisp dill-infused spears of zucchini use up the inevitable glut of the loved and loathed summer squash. Blushed tangy purple onions that kick up the juiciest…

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Grilled Nectarines

INGREDIENTS: 2 Nectarines 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons of honey 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract Vanilla ice cream (optional)   PREPARATION: Halve and core the nectarines and place in medium bowl. Pour vinegar, oil, honey and vanilla extract over nectarines and let marinate for a few minutes. Make…

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Ahhh…the smell of fresh coffee!

I love the aroma of fresh brewed coffee. As it percolates and fills the air of my kitchen this morning, I’m reminded of my recent visit to Camano Island Coffee Roasters. I’ve been to the roaster many times before, but this time was different. Just recently, CICR had a research company conduct a study on coffee….

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