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Time to break the silence!  I guess a little unplanned blogging break was needed I guess, eh?  Glad to be back on here again today!   These summer days, how I love them. I’ve been trying my best to slow down a bit. While the days are busy, when I have a free moment instead of rushing to fill the time with things I “need to do” I’ve been sitting and enjoying the moments more. And I’ve absolutely loved it.  I highly suggest it.

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Our garden has been booming. I love harvesting veggies pretty much daily – lots of zucchini and tomatoes right now, but also kale and swiss chard whenever I need it. We’ve been loving fresh garden picked kale and swiss chard salads.  And that even means the hubs!  I roughly chop a generous amount of kale and swiss chard, I’ll grate a carrot and chopped an apple, then toss it with this simple honey poppyseed dressing. It makes a ton and keeps well in the fridge – ours had been in the fridge for a couple weeks now and is still doing great. It’s slightly sweet, which helps cut the bolder flavor of kale.  I love homemade dressings because I know everything that goes into it.  You’ll love it (I hope!) because it tastes delicious.

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Honey Poppyseed Dressing

adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup green onion, chopped
  • 3 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients into the blender.  Blend until smooth.  Store extra in fridge.

And because I don’t know what kind of post it would be without a kiddo picture, here’s a glimpse at our latest weekend adventure into Portland.

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We went in for some stumptown cold brew coffee (yummmmm), ran into a parade that started right where we parked and enjoyed the park’s play ground.  Fun times!

What is your favorite kind of dressing?  Do you make homemade dressing often or do you stick with store bought kinds?

Heather

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