Thai Green Sticky Rice with Mango

Thai Green Sticky Rice with Mango - Andrea Meyers

Last spring my sister came out for a visit and we had a girls’ day of shopping and of course a dinner out together. We both like sushi and headed for a little Thai and sushi fusion restaurant nearby and ordered our favorites. We also noticed a card on the table advertising their Thai mango… 

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Mango Blueberry Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Mango Blueberry Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

In 2007 we bought two blueberry bushes, the low bush variety that produces small berries like our favorite wild blueberries from Maine. We almost lost them due to flooding both the first and second year, but somehow they managed to survive, though they haven’t produced berries yet. It takes a few years for blueberry bushes… 

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Creamy Grape Salad with Almonds

Andrea Meyers - Creamy Grape Salad with Almonds

One of my favorite childhood memories is creamy fruit salads made with various combinations of grapes, cherries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, or apples, sometimes with crunchy nuts mixed in. The creamy part also varied, often made with sour cream and cream cheese or whipped topping, but all were sweet and sometimes tasted more like dessert than… 

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Spiced Persimmon Cake with Dates and Lemon Glaze

Spiced Persimmon Cake with Dates and Lemon Glaze - Andrea Meyers

We discovered the persimmon tree in September when we noticed the golden orbs hanging from the branches. We hadn’t paid attention to the tree before because it was in a relatively inaccessible area behind our house and we had no idea what it was or what if anything it would produce, it had not set… 

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Campfire Pies

Campfire Pies Recipe - Andrea Meyers

When we began planning our annual trip to the Meyers family cabin in the Adirondacks, Michael announced that he wanted to make campfire pies, a favorite from his childhood camping trips. I racked my brain from my Girl Scout camping years but could not conjure up an image of what campfire pies might look like…. 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We truly enjoy strawberry season, and every time I start cleaning another batch of berries the boys are at my elbow begging for some of the juicy red fruits. I have to watch Monkey Boy and Top Gun because they will sneak the berries off to a hidden corner and get the sticky juice all… 

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