Category: Summer Bounty Recipes

Overnight Pickles

This is a recipe passed down from a friend and it’s one of my favorite way to eat pickles. You can choose to omit the pepper flakes for a mild pickle. 1 qt jar 4 pickling cucumbers 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 or 2 dill sprigs […]

Zucchini Fritters

This is straight out of Melissa Clark’s Zucchini-Cornmeal cakes with Mint Chutney and Yogurt in her cookbook DInner. It is DELICIOUS (Mike who despises anything in the squash family has requested these!). We call these “fritters” in our house. I make a simpler yogurt sauce, which I’ll include here, only to cut down on prep […]

Basil Pesto

This is adapted from Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis and is my go-to pesto recipe. It’s not overly garlicky and makes enough for 1 cup of pesto. It’s easy to double and freeze the extra (I freeze pesto in ice cube trays, then put the frozen cubes into a baggie in the freezer, popping […]

Italian Bean Salad

A friend’s mom made this one time when I had dinner at their home. She walked out to the garden, then back to the kitchen, and this salad was on the table in 10 minutes. It’s a lovely way to use cherry tomatoes, bush beans, and basil, all of which are bountiful in the summer. […]

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde, translated means “green sauce.” It can be made with many types of herbs and veggies, but this one with tomatillos is one of our favorites.  It is a bright, savory sauce that is very versatile.  We love it for just salsa and chips, a topping for tacos or enchiladas, chile rellenos, grilled chicken […]