Tag Archives: summer

Not-Your-Father’s Taco Salad

Hearing taco salad for dinner, we expected a shell bowl filled with grease and sour cream. But, this taco salad is not that taco salad.

Chicken Kebabs with a Lemon Coconut Aminos Glaze, an Ultimate Summer Food

These chicken kebabs with lemon coconut aminos glaze won the night. We served them over wholegrain rice—an ultimate summer meal.

Chopped Cruciferous Salad with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing and Grilled Chicken Breast

Filling, clean, flavorful, crisp, this chopped cruciferous salad with lemon olive oil dressing tastes like summer in a shallow bowl.

Bitter Lemon Runner: A Summer Cocktail

This Bitter Lemon Runner is gloriously tart, light and refreshing. It includes rum, homemade bitter lemonade, Grand Marnier, and grenadine.

Have a little fun; make this peach mint salsa

We made peach mint salsa which we served in tacos over chunks of rotisserie chicken. Super easy. Super fresh. Super tasty. A 15-minute meal.

The Taste of August: Peach Sheep Cheese Tomato Arugula Salad

Our favorite things about August? Tomatoes and peaches! They paired swimmingly in this arugula salad with sheep cheese, pecans and balsamic.

Walnut Basil Oregano Pesto Will More Than Do

Take advantage of a bursting garden by whipping up for fresh walnut basil oregano pesto. We substituted walnuts for pine nuts and tossed in some oregano.

Our play on a classic: Avocado Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

This variation on the classic Caprese adds avocado. Instead of balsamic vinegar, it uses balsamic glaze, which is richer and more decadent.

Ginger Beer + Reposado Tequila = Jalisco Mule

A tequila cocktail makes the perfect companion on a hot July evening. This Jalisco Mule has lime juice, blue agave, bitters and cucumber.

So fresh and so cool: our Sweet Chili Sauce Braised Pork Shoulder Spring Rolls

Come summer, we start craving spring rolls because they’re cool, crisp and fresh. We developed this recipe for sweet braised pork shoulder spring rolls.

Pork spare ribs are our favorite to smoke and to eat

Pork spare ribs are big and meaty with tons of fat and connective tissue that melts when cooked low and slow — a barbecuer’s barceque.

Make yourself a carafe of summer with this Paloma Cocktail

Made from grapefruit juice, a Paloma is utterly refreshing. It feels tropical but doesn’t overwhelm with sweetness.

Lemon Dill Salmon Grilled on a Plank

Planking is a grilling technique wherein meat is cooked on hardwood and the food absorbs the wood’s natural flavors.

“Early June” Cocktail with Ripe Strawberries, Fresh Mint, and—of course—Whiskey

Being June, and having a garden brimming with early arrivals, we decided to incorporate ripe strawberries and fresh mint into our Friday night cocktail. The result? Great success! We’ve dubbed it “Early June.”

Grilled Plank Salmon with a Mustard Brown Sugar Glaze

Grilling salmon on a plank, however, is rather foolproof. More importantly, it delivers a juicy, smoky, perfectly done piece of salmon.

A visitor from the land of Colorado brought us Colette from Great Divide Brewing Company

Colette from Great Divide Brewing Company tastes like summer, which—not surprisingly—tastes delightful. And, it pairs well with almost any food.

The Want List: casbah outdoor sectional from CB2

source: Who doesn’t love summer? There are some people because there are always some people. But we write this blog. And we at G@H enjoy summer, especially summer evenings. Little can top a dry, 75-degree evening spent outdoors enjoying an adult beverage or a cold ice tea, relaxing alone or commiserating with friends. To […]

Homemade ice cream is easy with the SPT KI-15 Self-Refrigerated Ice Cream Maker

Ice cream knows no season. Sure, you may harbor fond childhood memories from sweltering summer evenings of frolicking around catching fireflies while devouring a melting waffle cone. But, don’t pigeonhole this delicacy.  It tastes almost as glorious in March or November as it does in August. If you’ve never eaten homemade ice cream, we pity […]

Hibiscus Gose from Boulevard Brewing Co.

Okay. That’s new and different. A unique tang. Grapefruity but not exactly. Salty. 4.2 ABV. For more information, click here: Hibiscus Gose.

GreenWorks G-MAX Mower

Our Mowing has gone the way of our lawn: Green

Combustion engines are for suckers. We reached that conclusion after hours of toiling with our gas-powered lawn mower. Listen, we tried everything. We refreshed the fuel. We replaced the gaskets. We cleaned the carburetor and fuel line. We prayed. What reward did we reap? Sputter, sputter, Sputter. Clunk. Meanwhile, our blood pressure rose, and our […]