In a few weeks we’ll celebrate the 4th of July here in the USA. Then we have the hot months of July and August. Today’s raw corn salad is quick, wholesome, and perfect for summer. No cooking required. We’re using fresh, raw, sweet corn on the cob, tomato, onion, and fresh herbs in a vinaigrette. I love cucumber, and you can add sliced cucumber, peppers, or avocado to tailor to your taste. Feel free to adjust ingredients to please your family. (If you don’t like raw corn kernels, steam or grill the corn first.) If you want to make this next winter, I would suggest frozen corn not canned for better flavor. The rest of the ingredients I’d still want fresh vegetables and herbs.Read More
Today’s dish of summer’s fresh, firm zucchinis and tomatoes sliced and topped with cheese is a perfect side or even main entree. When the garden gives you lots of great vegetables, make a tasty gratin. Classic gratin is fresh vegetables baked with a layer of cheese. My recipe is slightly different than the classic sprinkling of Parmesan. I’m adding thin slices of mozzarello between the rounds of tomatoes and zucchini before sprinkling with Parmesan. The result is a beautiful, yummy dish that hits the spot with flavor and ease. Today’s recipe serves 4 as a side dish or appetizer and 2 as a vegetarian entree. I think it is perfect to accompany garlic herb grilled salmon or grilled chicken. For a meatless meal, serve with bread or rolls and a salad with a lemon vinaigrette.
Summer time is a great time to get family and friends together and socialize over food and games. Although it can be easy to do sausages, salads, and burgers, you can make your summer menu more delicious with these fun summer dishes.Read More
I have written about the small local farmer’s market, Tasty Tuesday Market in front of the New Port Richey library, nearly every winter for about 5 years. February, March, April, and May are a great time to buy fresh leafy greens and other veggies grown in yards without chemical sprays. My favorite grower Cyndi retired from farming two summers ago, but I still have Jim offering loads of vegetables during the winter.