Sriracha-Lime Grilled Okra

grilled okra

  In late Texas summers, when it’s been hot and dry for weeks on end and the tomatoes and strawberries have long wilted under the sun, what’s still growing without fail? Okra. And boy, how does it grow!? I just have a modest number of plants, but I go outside every afternoon to water, and find…

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Cucumber Salad with Tahini and Basil

cucumber tahini salad

My ridiculously successful cucumber season is coming to a close. I’ve eaten more cucumbers this summer than ever, and have given many away. But even still, I haven’t tired of them. I truly love cucumbers. And this year, thanks to the slightly lower temps (our usual never-ending stretch of triple digits only amounted to about two…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Squares

peanut butter chocolate crispy bars

I’ve been thinking lately about how we are all in back-to-school mode. I’ve been browsing a bunch of lunchbox recipes on Pinterest lately. My step-kids don’t live with us, and so I don’t get to experience that fun/stress, but I can certainly empathize. Heck, it’s tough enough just packing my own lunch every day! What…

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