What a fantastic summer weekend...grilling out, swimming, shopping the square in our historic district and discovering a new local dining establishment that quickly became a favorite! Our little town here in Tejas has a charming historic district that begs to be explored in detail! Large old Victorians, a local farmers market, boutiques and antique shops filled with goodies and treasures! I did not have my camera with me, when we decided to take a stroll through the district, but I did snap a few I-phone photos when cuteness caught my eye!
Oh yes.....jewels in this magnificent historic building!
I would love to try to make these tiles!
This was obviously a hot spot on the square! Fabulous food, wine,
imported beers and will definitely return to try their desserts referred to as
"The Last Hurrah's!"
I had the most glorious fresh tasting salad at our new dining discovery.
I decided to add one of our favorite salads to our Father's Day Menu.
I have served it often when entertaining and everyone asks for the recipe!
1 T. fresh lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss together the arugula, apple, walnuts, cranberries, and blue cheese.
For the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, mustard, maple syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper in a bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.
Chop the bacon in large pieces and add it to the salad. Toss the salad with just enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, toss and serve!