Thursday, August 22, 2013

Italian Market Salad

As our backyard is slowly showing signs of Autumn, I have been filling our weekly menu with the last of Summer fare...lots of garden veggies, berries, and pasta salads!
Italian Market Salad
{Thank you, Kirby!!}
4 oz. uncooked bowtie pasta
1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
6 cups spinach, 1 large bunch
1 cup Gorgonzola
1/2 of a small red onion, diced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
Add a bit of olive oil.
Mix with greens, tomatoes and cheese and onion.
Toss with olive oil, vinegar and garlic.
Salt and pepper if desired.
Top with pine nuts.
If you are taking this on a picnic, pack the dressing in a canning jar and drizzle over the salad before serving, and then top with pine nuts!!!
lots of cookie baking, more than usual.  :}
look who loves to go on field trips!!  Our little birthday girl...13 years old...she always
sits in the driver's seat even if we are "gone' for 2 minutes.

fun in the peach orchard with my family
one of my sweet nieces.  I am BLESSED with three!!!
what little girls do before going home to can peaches
God's beautiful handiwork
anniversary hydrangeas {23 years}
it's always a good idea to have a messy project going on outside, too.  As if the peach mess inside wasn't bad enough!!
"She watches over the ways of her household."
Proverbs 31:27


  1. Lisa- This was just a really beautiful post and the last line says it all- Have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

  2. Beautiful photos! Beautiful post! Have a great weekend sweet friend! xo

  3. Dear Lisa,
    Once again you feed the mind, body and soul! I am starting a new board on Pinterest inspired by you!