A fried green tomato with goat cheese and remolade sauce from ascrumptiouslife.com

Fried Green Tomatoes

I had wanted to make this recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes for years.  I finally succeeded a few weeks ago.  As expected, they were delicious.   So I wanted to share it with you, now  that tomatoes are ready at your … [Read More...]

Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette from ascrumptiouslife.com

Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

A few weeks ago I shared about a friend's gift of blackberries,  which I turned into Blackberry Fool.  Well, I also froze the remaining berries. which I've just defrosted.  What did I make ?   Blackberry Vinaigrette.  You know, during the summer I eat alot of salads and I'm always on the lookout … [Read More...]

Bruschetta for Outdoor Concert Dining from ascrumptiouslife.com

Outdoor Concert Menu 2

Last summer, I posted a two-part series with  tips and tricks of eating at Outdoor Concerts.  Apparently that's been a dilemma for many of you, because they have become quite popular posts at a scrumptious life.  The first post  focussed on the logistics and 'equipment' of dining al fresco.  The … [Read More...]

Cherry Clafoutis from ascrumptiouslife.com

Cherry Clafoutis

It's cherry season - Yea!!  Do you get as excited about seeing them at the market as much as I do?!  .... and seemingly unrelated, July 14th is Bastille Day (in France).  So,  it's the perfect time to make one of my favorite desserts - Cherry Clafoutis.  Clafoutis (pronounced kla-FOO- tee) is a … [Read More...]

Gazpacho served in a bowl from ascrumptiouslife.com


As summer  heats up, I'm always looking for no-cook ideas.  Who wants to heat up a kitchen, when its already 90+ degrees outside!  Gazpacho is a fresh, healthy and delicious way to beat the heat.  I also love it because there are so many different, and fun, ways to serve it. So what is gazpacho ?  … [Read More...]

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