Wait until the end of the meal to serve this cooling soup, perfect for a hot or muggy day when the body needs to “chill.” And if you can’t wait, it’s also a delightful way to start the day at breakfast or brunch.
Chefs who use fresh, local, seasonal ingredients on their menu will admit that they are not hard to work with because the flavor is at its best when it arrives in their kitchens. Dress them up with this lemon ginger simple syrup for a special touch.
Roasting draws out the sweetness of the strawberries.
Hot soups warm you up; chilled soups cool you down, a perfect way to take the heat off on a fall afternoon. The perfect seedless grape variety for this fresh tasting soup is Himrod.
Feta cheese adds a salty component to this fresh salad.
This salad has it all–the best melons of the season, the best flavors, amazing color…and a little nip of rum and lime to add a tropical flair to homegrown flavors. Spoon it into dessert cups for an “after dinner drink” or skewer with toothpicks and plate as an appetizer. If available, add a handful of fresh seasonal berries for contrast.
Put your feet up and spend a refreshing summer afternoon with a tall glass of this rosy hued thirst-quencher.
Apricots and cherries ripen about the same time so pairing them in this fresh, citrusy compote makes perfect sense. Enjoy over ice cream, yogurt or some fresh ricotta cheese.