Summer Eating and Reading

My good friend and wonderful author, Marilee Brothers, has kindly posted some of my summer cooking ideas on her Blog – BookBlatherBlog. If you’ve not seen her blog, you are missing great recommendations for reading plus all of her books!

These pictures will give  you a hint of the dishes I’m sharing with you all and I hope you’ll find a few to try –
Apr Hawaiian Beef Cubes  Hawaiian Beef Cubes
Jun 27 Chicken Sqlad w Honey Lime Dressisng Honey-Lime Salad Dressing
Jul 19 Pasta w P.nut sauce Pasta with Peanut sauce – serve hot or cold.
those are just a few of the dishes Marilee has added to her blog –

Please check them and her books out!!

Between Marilee’s book ideas and mine for summer cooking, I think we have your days covered!! Enjoy!

Completely O.T. – After the War: Mud, Floods, and Modernization

I have been so busy moving in to our new place, I have badly neglected keeping up with new recipes! And, my cooking/eating is showing it. Will be getting back to normal (or what passes for it 🙂 ) in a few days. But, since this being the weekend it is, I want to share a part of my state’s history with everyone.

I read this article in a waiting room the other day and I was just fascinated with it and thought I’d share it with everyone – especially this weekend when we’re celebrating our great county. It’s about returning G.I.s and their families in Pullman, WA

After the War: Mud, Floods, and Modernization, by Larry Clark

It starts out….. “After World War II, Bill Fitch left the Army, packed his duffel in Seattle and, with the U.S. government’s guarantee of free college tuition, headed to Pullman. When he and Al Smith, a fellow veteran and high school classmate, arrived at Washington State College, they found themselves on a campus crowded with thousands of GIs.”

It’s a fascinating account of this little slice of history in our state and was probably experienced around the country in other college towns.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading this little piece of history and stick around for some fun hot-weather, easy-when-moving-in recipes!!