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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Foodie Friday: Recipes For What's In Season Now

A great dish begins with the freshest ingredients. Farmers Market to your Table is the theme today. Mr. Shop This and I took a walk to a local green market last weekend. It was great fun walking down the middle of the street and shopping the different booths. My fave find was garlic chives, which I used in a Chimichurri sauce. I loved getting my hands a little dirty and experiencing all of the herbaceous aromas.  I highly recommend that you try it this weekend.  Here's some inspiration.

Fresh Peach and Corn Salsa
What a beautiful dish! Anyone can serve salsa. I make it often and always fresh from scratch. This recipe is so special because of the sweet and savory ingredients. I just love blending those two, don't you?  Great for dipping but also lovely served as a finishing touch on fish or meat.
Heather Christo

Corn Soup With Avocado and Lime
There are many recipes for chilled Summer soups, but this one is warm. And I don't mind that. The ingredients start with vine ripened tomatoes. The fresh lime will add a brightness to this dish.
Gourmet Traveller

Style Note: If you like the idea of Matte Gold Flatware, West Elm has a set that is good looking and not badly priced. West Elm

Cucumber-Mint Gin Cocktail
The gin lovers version of a Mojito. It certainly looks refreshing, doesn't it?
Pop Sugar

Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza
You couldn't make an easier or fresher pizza. Top it off with a drizzle of Balsamic!
Oh My Veggies

Corn & Cotija Cheese Dip
If your muse of the moment is fresh sweet corn, this dip is for you. The ingredients are simple, as always: fresh corn, shallot, garlic, light cream cheese, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and Mexican cotija cheese.
Minimalist Baker

Grilled Bread Salad With Sweet Peppers And Onions
A grilled version of Panzanella. In fact everything in this recipe is grilled. How perfect is that? Such colors!
Bon Appetit

Endless Summer Cookbook
Newly published in April, Katie Lee—co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen, shares over 100 Summer fresh recipes. A wonderful Summer host gift!

Arugula-Basil Pesto Bruschetta
I had my first really good tomato of the season yesterday. Aren't tomatoes one of the best parts of Summer?  This recipe would make a lovely lunch or awesome appetizer.
Half Baked Harvest

 Avocado and Tangerine Salad
Dressed with an JalapenoVinaigrette, this salad features a little spice complimented with sweetness. Please take note how the tangerine is sliced.

Very Berry Galette
The perfect Summer dessert. Show off the fruits of the Summer with this rustic recipe. Best yet, your crust does not have to be perfect. That's a good thing for me!

Stuffed Zucchini Boats With Spicy Cilantro Cream
This recipe is for my sister, who loves zucchini so much that she grows it, and on a good year they are huge! She also loves the spice of good Mexican food. Isn't this one appealing dish? All I can say is ole!
This Season's Table

Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup
I just had to share this recipe, as it is so unique. The recipe includes fresh mint, dill, and chives, which I found all three at my local farmers Market.  I just want to dip in with that grilled bread.
Food and Wine

Baby Lettuces with Feta, Strawberries and Almonds
This salad is an extraordinary combination of ingredients feta, strawberries and almonds.  I do love a berry in a green salad. So pretty!
Food and Wine

Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Tartlets
Consider this your basic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with a twist. My Mother use to make this pie, but as good as it was, it never looked like this. Of course the difference is the pillow of meringue and several tarts instead of one pie. YUM!
Completely Delicious

Style Note: Here's a perfect Mini Tart Pan at Sur La Table

Farm-Fresh Sweet Pea Cocktail
This counts as at least a full serving of vegetables, wouldn’t you agree?
Anthropologie Blog

Strawberries and Angel Food Ice Cream
There is no better Summer treat than ice cream. I grew up sitting on the crank style ice cream maker. My Mother made coconut, peach, strawberry, vanilla and blueberry ice cream, but none of them featured Angel Food cake! Now we all can have our ice cream and eat our cake, too.
A Beautiful Mess

Style Note: JCPenney has the cutest Waffle Cone Maker on Sale. See it HERE and Crate & Barrel has one of the best prices on the Cuisinart Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Maker that I own.

Herbs on the Half Shell
Last weekend while Mr. Shop This and I visited the Farmer's Market, we saw so many heavenly herb plants. They were so inexpensive! many of my favorite Summer recipes call for fresh herbs. I'm thinking why not grow your own? I found this wonderful idea for potting the herbs. Read all about it at
One King's Lane

Strawberry Nutella Crepe Cake
Who needs shortcake when you can have this? The author of the recipe swears this is not difficult. I actually love to make crepes. They are easy with my crepe maker.
Something Swanky

Style Notes: Here's an inexpensive Electric Crepe Maker similar to the one I have at AMAZON

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