Jajik - Armenian Cucumbers and Yogurt - Summer Soup
Vegetables and Salads

Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad (aka Jajuk or Armenian Summer Soup)

Most, if not, all Middle Eastern cuisines have their own variation of yogurt and cucumber salad or soup. The Greeks add garlic and call it Tzatziki, the Armenians go with mint and dill and call it Jajuk. Which translates to Summer Soup. My Armenian "expert", Jamie from I am Not the Babysitter, told me some people use more… Continue reading Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad (aka Jajuk or Armenian Summer Soup)

Watermelon Beet Cucumber Salad - thatrecipe.com
Fruit, Vegetables and Salads

Watermelon Beet and Cucumber Salad

The tendril nearest my big watermelon was dry, so that means my watermelon was ready to pick. And there is another one that will be ready shortly. Before we all get sick of fresh watermelon I thought I should pop over to that colossal time sucker, Pinterest. And there I found a Beet Sandia Cucumber Salad in a Pura… Continue reading Watermelon Beet and Cucumber Salad

21 Summer Side Dishes
Beans, Breads, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice, Side Dishes, Vegetables and Salads

Summer Side Dishes

It is officially summer here in California as of 10:04 p.m. tonight! To me summer means grill time. Here's a list of 21 great side dishes to go along with whatever you are grilling up. Salads Caesar Salad Claremont Salad Cold Celery Salad Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad Lime Gelatin with Pineapple and Cheddar Cheese Melon Pineapple Fruit… Continue reading Summer Side Dishes

Rice, Soup, Vegetables and Salads

Salads, Soups and Sides for Sizzling Summer Days

Has it been hot where you live? It certainly has been here in Southern California. To keep cool, and use up all of those delightful vegetables from my local CSA, I have been making some great summer soups and salads. All of these recipes are great side dishes or you can make an entire meal… Continue reading Salads, Soups and Sides for Sizzling Summer Days