Strawberry Caprese Farro Salad. Hearty farro is tossed with homemade pesto, strawberries, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese to create this beautiful summer grain salad!

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This summer could be summed up in a few words: farmer’s market visits, long walks with Marley, and minimal cooking. As many of you have probably noticed, I’ve been (unintentionally) quiet these past few weeks.

My only excuse, if I can even call it that, is that I’m taking full advantage of Chicago summer and all that it entails. I’m taking time to reflect, recharge, and brainstorm new content, and think of ways to keep this space fun, exciting, and fresh. I’m avoiding the creative rut that plagues me at least once a year. So, many thanks for sticking with my, er, random posting schedule as of late.

Today’s grain salad was directly inspired by my latest farmer’s market visit. We’re lucky to live within a few blocks of our neighborhood market, and I’ve been single-handedly buying out all the fresh basil and sungold tomatoes from one stall.

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Kombucharita Punch. A refreshing summer cocktail made with kombucha!

Kombucharita Punch

I bring you the kombucharita! If you’re wondering what a kombucharita is, I’m here to explain. It’s not actually a thing (*however, I’m sure someone on...

Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies. Classic shortbread cookies infused with homemade lemon basil sugar!

Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies

Classic shortbread cookies infused with homemade lemon basil sugar for a summer twist!  Classic shortbread cookies and I go way back. Growing up, my...

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Southwestern Black Bean Tacos. These vegetarian tacos are topped with a fresh corn salsa!

Southwestern Black Bean Tacos

Easy vegetarian black bean tacos are topped with fresh corn salsa, guacamole, and crumbled cotija cheese.  This post is brought to you in collaboration...

The Sunday Thymes

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Heidi shared her best tips for steamed clams. This is one of my go-to clam recipes, and I need to make it again this summer!...

Seared Sockeye Salmon with Green Adobo Sauce and Frisée Salad. This elegant main course recipe can be prepared in less than 45 minutes!

Seared Sockeye Salmon with Green Chile Adobo Sauce and Frisée Salad

Crispy seared sockeye salmon with green chile adobo sauce and a simple frisée salad. This elegant, healthy main course can be prepared in less...

Green Chile Adobo Sauce

Green Chile Adobo Sauce

Homemade Green Chile Adobo Sauce. This spicy, zesty, herb-filled adobo sauce is a flavor-packed accompaniment to grilled seafood, meat, or vegetables! I have several requests...