Food Tag

Betsy over at A Plateful of Happiness, who coincidentally lives just one town over as well, (not so) recently tagged me to participate in a “food holiday tag” menu.  The way you play is to sift through prior blog postings to create a menu for an upcoming holiday.  Betsy’s menu was a Cinco de Mayo celebration.  As we are out of mayo and into junio, I’ve apparently been sitting on this a while.   I’ve missed a mother’s day brunch menu and memorial day, so it looks like the next holiday is, liberally defined, the summer solstice.  Personally, I have not been in much mood to celebrate the longest day of the year in recent years, as it just results in my kids getting up earlier.  But I shouldn’t complain too much.  We’ve certainly had a long tough winter in New England (in which I learned what ice dams were and just how big an icicle could get).  I’m glad to have it behind us. 

And when summer arrives it’s hard to imagine how one ever made it through winter.  Walking at a leisurely pace, because you are not racing to get inside before some outer extremity freezes off?  No cold puddles being splashed your way by grumpy seasonal-affective-disorder affected drivers?  And more idyllically, catching your preschooler with a big grin on his face as he’s enjoyed a ripe red strawberry he’s plucked from under the leaves?  Why not celebrate?

So here’s a summery brunch menu.  A variety of dishes you can enjoy at room temperature on a Saturday or Sunday morning, before it gets too hot, but while you still have a few hours of weekend left to enjoy.

And as you would expect from any good game of tag, the next part of this game to tag ten more bloggers.  Follow along and you’ll have a lot of menus to pick from!  I’m tagging Andrea, Molly, Megan, Julia , The Rufus Guide (who has some great drink suggestions), Phyl , Renee, Abby, Miriam, and Tamara.  You’re up!

(A note:  I have been having technical difficulties and try as a might, I can’t “un-garble” the following pictures and links.  Apologies, hopefully the photos are recognizable enough for you to figure out the corresponding link.  Also, I am a bit chagrined to note that some of these older photos are real doozies.  I hope my technique has progressed a bit in my blogging career!)


Radish Pesto





Whole Beet and Lemon Galette







Potato Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing




Raspberry Yogurt Cake




Almond Financiers


7 thoughts on “Food Tag

  1. Oh goodness, I am very bad at chain mail games and the like. Let me see what I can do, but please, please don’t take it personally if I stumble and trip out of the starting gate on this one.

  2. I love this idea! I don’t usually do these things, but this is definitely a really useful game of tag. I will do my best to get a post up in a timely fashion. 🙂 That raspberry yogurt cake might just have to be made one Sunday very soon.

  3. Looks like perfect choices for the weather we’re having right now! I can’t believe how sticky it got so fast. The radish leaf pesto is especially intriguing.
    I forgot to tell you that I finally got Good to the Grain from the library, to check out the seeded granola recipe you mentioned in one of your comments about a granola I made. It looks awesome, as do so many recipes in the book (though it’s a little too hot to bake this week). Thanks for playing the tag game.

  4. What an interesting game. I am really not sure I have time for it, but I’ll continue thinking it thru. Btw, there’s a typo in the link to my page: not 296, but 269 ;o).

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