now that summer is finally here in seattle, i have almost stopped cooking all together. summertime produce is just so fresh and delicious that i just assemble big salads for all of my meals. i have also had a few semi- cooking fails lately, namely a cherry crumb pie that was tasty but not post worthy. With this blog, i want to post about meals that actually require some sort of effort. i have purchases some new ingredients to play around with (coconut oil, chia seeds, ) and with hopefully be reporting back soon with some new recipes, that is if i am not too busy shoveling berries into my mouth.