Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fresh Summer Pasta

There’s nothing like this pasta recipe to take in the fresh flavors of summer.  To make it, you’ll need:

A pint of cherry tomatoes
A tablespoon of fresh dill
Two green onions, chopped
A package of feta cheese
16 oz. of cooked penne pasta

Cook pasta according to package directions.

In the meantime, toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Drain the pasta and dump it (hot and steaming) into the bowl with the other ingredients. 

Stir it all together.  The heat from the pasta will warm the tomatoes and melt the cheese.  Yum!

Murals of Downtown Flagstaff

Flagstaff is an artsy town.  It seems that everywhere you turn (winter or summer), there’s a gallery or a festival with lovely and interesting displays of art.  But in addition to the more traditional art venues, we have walls of downtown buildings and allies that are covered with murals.  Let me take you on a tour of the downtown.

Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

The 4th of July celebration in Flagstaff is, by far, my favorite.  This town knows how to throw a party.  I’m convinced that the months of cold, snowy weather give people time to plan every way possible to honor summer.  Flagstaff doesn’t just celebrate the 4th on that day, it’s a whole week of activities, but parade is one of the big highlights.  The streets of downtown are lined with 10,000+ people.  Children hold bags like it’s Halloween, waiting to gather the many treats passed out by the parade participants.  Come along and take a look at the fun!

Even Monica loved the parade!