June through September gardens are awash with juicy red tomatoes, thick green beans, purple eggplants and bushy basil. Fresh vibrant foods are in order. Summer means quick cooking or no cooking.
Perfect for serving with chips or as a relish for grilled meats and fish, these salsas will put have you dancing around the room. Guacamole…
Have a surplus of tomatoes this summer? Roast them up! It will concentrate and transform the tomato flavor into a versatile mix for pizza, pasta or bruchetta.
Summer Cocktails and Apps
Get the party started with sun-drenched cocktails and three islandy appetizers.
Here are some decorating ideas we used to transport our guests to the tropics: Banana leaves: Visit your local florist, World Market or Pier One…
Blender pesto is a snap to make. You’ll use it in so many ways, it’s like money in the bank.
Fresh bananas, yummy vanilla custard, and a froth of whipped cream combine for a gloriously simple summer dessert.
No-Cook Summer Dinners
Stay cool with no-cook meals that are crisp, wonderfully light and made for hot summer evenings on the porch.
Homemade Ice Creams
Ice cream, gelato, sherbert and sorbet are all on our summertime dessert menu this year.