I really need to try and get caught up on recipes we've already made, otherwise I'm never going to get them posted... so, here's my way! A few pictures, recipe links and short blurbs will have to suffice - if you have questions about any of these dishes, please don't hesitate to ask!
Here's a salad we made a few weeks ago, during one of the (very) short cooler stretches of weather we've had over the summer. Crunchy homemade sourdough croutons, fresh peppery arugula, raisins, rich toasted pine nuts and a hearty amount of cooked shredded chicken were all tossed together, then dressed with a roasted lemon and garlic vinaigrette.
We thought this was a brilliant way to prepare and serve salad, especially the way you are directed to coat most of the ingredients with the dressing, toss them briefly into the oven to warm through, then jumble them together with the bright greens before being drizzled with the rest of the tangy vinaigrette.
When carrots were abundant at the farmers' market, we were drawn to a certain busy vendor that had baskets overflowing with the most beautiful bounty of tri-colored bunched carrots all lined up, practically calling every person's name as they walked by.
We didn't resist, along with everyone else, and ended up coming home with two large bundles. These simple roasted carrots are not only visually stunning and fun, but the addition of intense cumin seeds was a bit unexpected and definitely tasty.