Seasonal Sundays (Week 32) Summer Salad Suppers

Who else would be over-the-moon happy with a big salad for dinner Every.Single.Day? And who else, in summer, wishes for more days because ... more summery salads, please! Let me tempt you!

Seasonal Sundays ♥, a seasonal collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays ...

Hello from the middle of the country, drenched in water while so many other places are drought-dry and wildfire-wicked.

St. Louis' flash flooding made the national news this week thanks to overnight catastrophic rain.

When we went to bed on Monday, the forecast was for maybe an inch: we crossed our fingers that come Tuesday, we wouldn't need to water the flowers and vegetables.

In the middle of the night, the first flash flood warning blared through our phones. Four hours later, the rain gauge in the garden topped out at an unbelievable eight inches. Other parts of the metro area got as many as twelve freaking inches of rain.

Basements filled. Storm water systems backed up. Streets became rivers. Cars floated. People evacuated. Later in the day, it began to rain again: another inch. Our wet-weather creek drained for two days.

This is the world of extreme weather caused by climate change.

It's not a "future" risk. It's happening right now, this week. As I write, word arrived of deadly flooding in eastern Kentucky.

That's two separate so-called "thousand-year floods" five hundred miles apart in three days.

Stay safe, people. Stay safe.

About the Photo By Popular Request, a Little Insight into the Top Image: I took this photo during St. Louis' last big flood in 2017, one of two "hundred year floods" in 18 months. It was a slow-moving flood with rising waters accumulating from across the Missouri River/Mississippi River watershed in their inexorable passage to the Gulf of Mexico. I kid you not, shown here is "Water Street" underwater in Fenton, Missouri along the Meramec River, many feet above flood stage.


Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tomato-Caper Salsa ♥, a simple, wondrous late-summer salad.

Tropical Pork Tenderloin ♥, a quick supper, lean pork tenderloin seasoned with spices, topped with sweet-hot glaze with a companion recipe for Tropical Supper Salad.

Grilled Steak with Tomato-Avocado Salad in a Warm Poblano-Bacon Vinaigrette ♥, grilled steak atop a wet and messy salad of tomatoes, avocado and lettuce, slightly wilted in an onion-bacon-poblano vinaigrette.

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