Summer Orzo Salad with Fire Roasted Corn & Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

Tender al dente orzo pasta with an addictive lemony vinaigrette makes for a scrumptious summer salad. The perfect make ahead dish for picnics or potlucks. Summer Orzo Salad with Fire Roasted Corn & Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette |

Summer's sultry heat is here to stay awhile and that means one thing:  Gardens and farm stands everywhere are bursting at the seams with fresh fruits and vegetables.  If you have a garden, even a small one, chances are you have more than you need … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping

Better than coffee shop muffins hot out of the oven in less than 30 minutes? Sign me up! Trade the butter for olive oil to elevate the taste and create a super moist texture.

It's blueberry season here at Kraemer House and, after several years of nurturing the fickle bushes, I'm happy to report that they are looking great and producing nicely.  I've loved blueberries long before they became so popular.  I'm old so that's … [Read more...]

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Early Summer, 2015

Early Summer photographic highlights of this delightful backyard garden.

Blink and you miss it. Subtle changes in the garden occur throughout the day and I often find myself watching nature's showstopping display while accomplishing nothing.  I know this time is fleeting and I want to soak it all in.  It's ridiculously … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining Tips For A Successful Summertime Gathering

A summertime gathering may be a casual affair but that doesn’t mean a little planning is in order. While bringing out the good china and polishing the silver isn’t necessary, following a few tried and trusted tips will ensure success and a good time had by all.

Let’s gather around a grill and celebrate America’s birthday! July 4th could be called The Great American Cookout because every year around the country, friends and family come together to celebrate all the best things summer has to offer. And at the … [Read more...]