Sundays on Silverado #49

Life Lately

I love summer. It’s so good to be on my own schedule, enjoying lazy mornings on the deck with coffee, and relaxing evenings with wine, and working on projects in between. <happy sigh>

Sartori Espresso Cheese | Peppered Salami | Toasted Sesame Crackers | Cornichons | Rainier Cherries | Huckleberry Honey Sticks

This past spring, we added several bags of organic compost and gardening soil to our raised bed garden, and when we came back from vacation, the garden had grown into a jungle! It’s now producing cucumbers faster than I can keep up!

This week, I made 10 jars of pickles, have been eating cucumbers for my lunch with this delicious Dill PIckle Hummus from Trader Joe’s, and have made several batches of old-fashioned cucumbers in vinegar to eat with dinner. Anyone want any cucumbers?

In Case You Missed It…

I shared this super easy restaurant-style salsa that you can make it your slow cooker! You can use fresh tomatoes, canned, or even frozen. I still had a couple of bags of frozen tomatoes in the freezer that I wanted to get used before this year’s batch is ready. This was the perfect way to use them.

Also, this week was the monthly Prime Purchases round-up, so if you’re in need of some fun summer finds, check it out!

The Weekly Features!

We are taking a break from Hello Fresh deliveries for the summer, and I’m enjoying trying new recipes and doing more cooking from scratch while school is out. This Four Cheese Chicken and Rice is on my list of recipes to try.

Four Cheese Chicken Rice | Homemade on a Weeknight

We love Happy Hour at Home, and this recipe looks perfect to enjoy with some cocktails on the patio.

Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches | Comfort Spring Station

Dark Chocolate Brownies with a hint of coffee? Yes, please. Definitely going to give these a try.

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Fudge Frosting | Cindy’s On-Line Recipe Box

Our epic 4k miles road trip is over, and I’m already thinking about our next trip, which involves plenty of beach time. This guide to a perfect beach picnic is just what I need right now.

How to Create the Perfect Beach Picnic | Peacock Ridge Farm

All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!

I can’t wait to see what you all have to share this week!

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20 thoughts on “Sundays on Silverado #49

  1. It’s good to be back after our summer blog break! Hope your summer has been a fun one too. I can’t wait to try all these recipes. Thanks so much for hosting each week, CoCo

  2. Thanks for another fun party Niky. All the recipes look amazing and I will be trying some myself. Wish I lived closer or I would definitely take some cucumbers- they look so good! We’ve enjoyed lettuces and now tomatoes & peppers from our garden this year. Have a great week. XO- MaryJo

  3. Niky, Thank you so much for the feature. I sure appreciate you. Wow! A 4K mile trip? It sounds amazing!
    Hugs and blessings to you.

  4. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  5. Oh wow, Niky, your garden and cucumbers look amazing! I do love homemade pickles! Speaking of pickles, I just discovered this little company at my local farm market (Cheese Filled Company). They make Dilly Dawgs which are cheese stuffed pickles and they are the most amazing thing ever! Thanks for hosting the party. I hope you are enjoying another lazy summer weekend! I know I am!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. Oh I love the picture of happy hour on your deck – that’s my kind of summer evening! Love all the great looking recipes too. I’ll be trying these out for sure! Thanks for the wonderful features, and for hosting the party! Hope you have a lovely summer week!

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