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Simple Snap Pea and Radish Slaw

Simple Snap Pea and Radish Slaw

It really doesn’t get hot where I live until August.  I spend each summer quietly enjoying our temperate weather, often more chilly than some would like.   And so when we invite them to our house for dinner, we tell them to bring sweaters and […]

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cabbage Apple Fennel Slaw

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cabbage Apple Fennel Slaw

Often when I’ve had the time to prepare a large cut of meat like the recent whole pork shoulder I rubbed with spices and slow roasted in the oven, I do it with ulterior motives.  Like making meatloaf so I can have a sandwich a […]

Crock Pot Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Fries

Crock Pot Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Fries

Pulled Pork Sandwich & Sweet Potato Fries

The weather here surprised us all by hitting 90 degrees yesterday, and today, it’s nearly 100.  San Diego is really a desert, so of course it gets that hot here, but rarely at this time of year, and even more rarely near the coast.  The sweltering dry heat that we’re more familiar with comes late summer in August, or even September, and as much as individuals from the East Coast enjoy reminding us we don’t have to deal with humidity, heat is heat, and I’m not cut out for it.

Plans of baking and slow braising pork went out the window until I realized I could blow the dust off my crock pot.  Literally.  It’s been in the garage since our construction when I removed anything from my kitchen that doesn’t get regular use.  Of course the crock pot could be perfect; no heat in the kitchen to make things worse, and a relatively fuss-free dinner after the sun dipped below the horizon.

Plan B allowed me to be able to sit on my patio alternating between the sun and the shade (because it will take a bit of effort to get some color into my winter legs and a trip to Puerta Vallarta with girlfriends is in the works…), reading my book, and enjoying the breeze we are lucky enough to have on this hill.    By tomorrow, it’s supposed to be 30 degrees cooler if you can believe that.

I don’t.  They never quite seem to get the weather reports right here!

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

              It’s the busy season for my husband so that means dinner is later with each passing week.  There is no complaint from me because I’ve gotten used to it over the last many years — and I’m not […]

BBQ Beef Sandwiches with Bacon Cheese Slaw

BBQ Beef Sandwiches with Bacon Cheese Slaw

Nothing like a little blogging break, huh?  It wasn’t planned, exactly, but the combination of finally moving my Mac back up to the office from where it sat for a few weeks on the kitchen counter, and a very busy weekend left me completely not […]