I don't know about all you, but here in Portland, Oregon we've been having a bit of a rough summer. It's only been in the last week that we've finally been getting some real sunshine (without all the bouts of rain that made it feel like fall).
Somewhere between juggling work and life, I managed to put in two garden beds at my home (so happy about this!), and that coupled with this wonderful weather has been making me feel inspired. So, no shop talk today... instead I decided to post a couple of summer recipes I thought you guys would enjoy : )
Raspberry Lime Jam
4 cups ripe red raspberries
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
Zest of one lime
2 teaspoons calcium water
2 teaspoons pectin
Courtesy of Foodaphilia - (click for the full recipe)
There is something about lime that just pairs so well with raspberries. Tangy and sweet, this jam will make you think of summer no matter what time of the year you enjoy it.
Easy Summer Pie
Courtesy of AllRecipes - (click for the full recipe)
The perfect dessert for us berry lovers, and a nice, cool (not too sweet) summer treat.
Tomato, Mozzarella, & Basil Pasta Salad
Courtesy of VestaVamps - (click for the full recipe)
This is one of those pasta salads that doesn't have to be served as a side. On hot summer days it makes a wonderful filling and refreshing main dish.
If any of you guys have some favorite summer recipes, post a link and let me know why you love them : )