pink potato, blue potato...

...and yellow potatoes, white potatoes, and red potatoes... all fresh from the farmers market this week!

dinner for two on the patio - potato and summer squash pizza:

my basic whole wheat pizza dough recipe, baked with pesto and layered with thinly sliced potatoes, yellow summer squash, and topped with goat cheese, parmesan, salt and pepper. delicious and simple! the only trick to this recipe is to soak your sliced potatoes in ice water for about 10 minutes, to release some of the starch. drain and salt them and let sit for about 10 more minutes until the moisture comes out a bit.

and for a picnic dinner at the lake - pesto potato salad with fresh green beens:

for this salad, i roasted red, yellow, pink and purple potatoes, halved and smothered in olive oil and pesto, in the oven for about 25 minutes at 425 degrees. let them cool. then i mixed in a bunch of fresh green beans (of the yellow, green and purple varieties) cut 1 inch long. more pesto, mizithra cheese, a bit of balsamic, tons of sea salt and pepper, and chives! this would have been amazing with pine nuts on top too...

i've never been the meat and potatoes kind of gal... but potatoes and greens! how delicious!

birthday crepe!

for my 21st birthday, my partner took me out for fancy crepes at my favorite cafe! tucked away on a corner on capitol hill, is joe bar... with funky art, a quirky loft space, an amazing crepe menu, and fantastic coffee. the day's sweet special was an anise flavored lacy crepe with fresh berries, bananas and a cinnamon spiced sweet cream. so good, i almost ordered a second one!

crepes are served only on the weekends at joe bar. the place can be packed, but it so worth the wait for a table! the daily special crepes are always unique, unpredictable, and delicious beyond belief!