Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lazy, make that hazy, days of summer

There are fires burning all over Northern California and the air outside is so smoky and gray it's hard to be outside. We had a fire up the street just two weeks ago so it makes me nervous when I smell all this smoke and hear a siren. We live right near a 6,000 acre regional park that is a great place to take the dogs off leash but it is just miles and miles of dry grass. So I keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

With my recent efforts to find gluten free recipes that everyone will like, I've been scouring the internet and food blogs to find ideas. Last night I made this pesto zucchini tomato gratin from Karina's Kitchen blog. My god it was fantastic.

The crumb topping made from waffles was perfect - you'd never guess if you didn't know. The combination of the zucchini, tomatoes and artichoke hearts was delicious and the whole thing went together quickly. This got thumbs up all around and is something I will definitely be making again.


Anonymous said...

Hi there!! So glad you are back. I am glad you said "hi" or I may have never known you were back to blogging. What good news!

I wish you and your family all the best in regards to being safe from the fires...

Can't wait to keep up with you blog again.


K Allrich said...

Yay! Glad you liked my recipe. Thanks for the link back. Stay safe! Be well. Karina

Anonymous said...

Wow, that dried grass sure would make me nervous too. Being a native Californian, I feel especially saddened by the fires blazing there. Hoping you all stay safe.

Oh, and congrats on your mulberries! I have a little plum tree that we got as a wedding present 5 years ago and it has been through the same torture as your mulberry bush (if not more - including a cross-country move). I hope one day it starts producing.