Watermelon Gorgonzola Salad

 

Watermelon is undeniably a summer staple.

I love to serve a bowl of diced watermelon with our weekend breakfasts that are less hurried and roll more into brunch.

Or with juicy beef ribs and a big green salad.

Or try something new like adding cheese and basil.

I have seen different variations on this, some with bacon, some without.  

Some have grapes or dried pieces of fruit too.

I thought I would keep it as simple as possible and incorporate a couple sweet things, something a little tangy like the Gorgonzola. [Read more…]

The perfect Paloma

We have had such a warm summer here in the Pacific North West this year.

Many days in the upper 90’s and the evenings don’t seem to cool down fast enough.

But, it’s the kind of weather that the big pots of petunia’s flourish in, and tomatoes take over, so we love it.

The perfect kind of weather for a perfectly refreshing drink.

I have to admit, until we had a get together recently and I was looking for a few new recipes to try, I had not heard of a Paloma.

I am typically not a big mixed drink person typically because they are too sweet and syrup-ey, and I feel like I just consumed a dessert.

 

 

Experimenting with a few different variations, I came up with a good balance of tequila, lime juice and ruby red grapefruit juice (I like ruby red as it does not have the tartness that regular grapefruit juice has.)

We have been painting the deck and covered patio on our new house all weekend, and the reward after a long day in the heat is blessed shade with your feet up and a hard days work behind you.

And, sometimes….a perfect Paloma. [Read more…]

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties