Tasty Tuesday… Easter Edition

Easter Sunday found us at a friends house for a beautiful potluck dinner. Misty transformed their back deck into a beautiful white escape and we enjoyed the afternoon chatting with friends!

I meant to get a picture before the food was devoured, but alas, I was too busy chatting, so instead I will show you what a hit the food was. Delicious salads, potatoes, ham, asparagus and deviled eggs (that were renamed Resurrection Eggs for the occasion). We brought a salad, the bowl on the left, it has been a staple in our house since I started a modified Paleo diet a couple of weeks ago.

The Cairns Salad- Easter Edition


Strawberries (these are abundant on the central coast lately, it feels like summer)

Blackberries (I had some left from the farmers market)


Goat Cheese

Pistachios (nut meats only)

The key is, of course, the dressing. I’ve been making big batches of this and leaving it in a mason jar in the fridge to use throughout the week

3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tsp dried oregano

salt & pepper to taste

But enough of that, more pictures of our Easter!

Such a simple yet elegant table setting.

Such great conversation, we literally stayed at the table all afternoon.

I leave you with this artsy picture from my husband. We are so blessed to live in a place where we can eat Easter dinner on the deck, enjoy a salad made of all local ingredients and drink local wine. I hope that you had a wonderful Easter as well. HE IS RISEN INDEED!


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