Category Archives: Food and Recipes

Summer Berry Shake

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer is fruit, especially berries…all kinds of berries! And I also like making recipes with berries. This particular recipe for a Summer Berry Shake is super easy and tastes great on a hot day–it makes a nice dessert or Continue reading

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Strawberry-Honey Agua Fresca

Strawberry Honey Agua Fresca @ NancyC

While thumbing through a summer issue of Real Simple magazine the other day, I found a little note about Agua Fresca and how you could blend watermelon, cucumber, or cantaloupe with lime juice and a little sugar, then strain and serve over ice. That reminded me of an Agua Fresca recipe I made a few years back. It’s made a little differently–I used strawberries and didn’t strain it. I also used honey instead of sugar. 

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Kitchen Sink Granola

If you like making your own granola, this Kitchen Sink Granola is really handy because there are lots of substitutions you can make, depending on what you happen to have on hand. You definitely need rolled oats and a few other things, but there’s lots of flexibility Continue reading

Easy Creamy Coleslaw

Hello and hope you are all staying cool! This is one of the hottest summers we’ve had in awhile! I don’t like to bake or cook much when the weather is this hot–instead, I make a lot of salads, sandwiches, and simple side dishes that require little or no Continue reading

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Brownies

If you’ve ever been to the picturesque college town of Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, you may have heard about or eaten at the well-known, even world-famous Zingerman’s Bakehouse. This very popular bakery and deli offers wonderful artisan breads, Continue reading