Yesterday I sung the nutritional praises of the tomato and gave you tips on how to buy and store your gems. Today, we cook….
Summer has officially hit when you walk the aisles of your produce section or farmer’s market and are surrounded by beautiful, glossy tomatoes. Smooth on the outside, squishy and messy on the inside, they’re the perfect ingredient to add to your table this season. Incredibly versatile, tomatoes can be made into soups, sauces, added to salads, eaten raw, made into salsas or dips… and they have great health benefits to boot!…
Sometimes, it’s better to go slow. To resist the all-consuming urge to go, go, go, get in as much as you can as fast as you can, instant gratification circus for the low and slow way. There’s a certain magic that come along with it, a magic that is personified in this Spicy Black Bean Dip….
It’s a certainty that you will see a lot of Zucchini Fritters on blogs and on social media this summer. It’s a rite of passage to grate, mold, and fry our squash friend into a crispy fritter and devour it with abandon….
Summer’s in full swing. Some celebrate with vacations, trips to the beach and barbecues, and I celebrate with pickles. In addition to the onslaught of zucchinis at the market, pickling cucumbers come out to play in the summer in a big way. There are several varieties in season right now, and trust me, you’ll be able to tell which are pickling cucumbers. Their dark green, pimply exteriors give them away in an instant….
Step aside, grains and salad greens, zucchini is here. So often we can fall into the trap of just putting vegetables on a bed of grains or salad and calling it a day. I do it all the time! But not today. Today, the vegetable, our beloved zucchini, is the main attraction….