I love summer. Especially days like today where there is a clear, cool breeze, and I started the day with a walk in the fresh air with one of my boys. Sigh! I am SO thankful that I have the summers off. I am soaking in every minute.

This salad dressing from Rachel is delicious. Since we've started making our own dressings, there is no way I could ever go back to bottled ones. I don't mean to sound snobby - homemade ones just taste real and aren't so sweet and thick. For awhile, I just ate all of my salads naked. (Adam says that sounds fun.) But homemade dressing is better. Adam makes a ranch dressing that he loves; I'll see if he'll do a guest post and share it with you. And I came up with one to copy a delicious dressing served on a seafood salad at Rudder's Restaurant - once I come up with some measurements, I'll share that one with you, too, if you'd like.
And lastly, I wanted to mention a couple of things that I bought at the Fredericton Farmers' Market back in July. Sanctuary's products are lovely. That deserves more emphasis - they're lovely. My skin is especially loving the chamomile toner. It's in a little spray bottle and is especially refreshing on hot days. The Moroccan Rose soap smells perfect (I haven't opened it yet). I sniff if every time I walk by. All of their products are 100% natural, and come highly recommended by yours truly - they're gentle, natural, and smell wonderful. And I say all of this under no coercion whatsoever - I bought these myself, and just wanted to spread the love.

Happy Friday!


  1. I'm glad that you've moved on to home made dressings. That Kraft stuff makes me wanna barf.

  2. Totally agree with you on the homemade vs bottled salad dressing. We've not had bottled in ages...and we didn't even get the conventional stuff. We had a bottle of Annie's organic something or another, but bottled just taste plastic, even the so-called good stuff. Can't wait to check out Adam's ranch recipe!

    The Sanctuary Botanicals sound wonderful!


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