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.
Summer Fling with Plum Cake, Watermelon Salad
Plums in custard and pastry, from an old German recipe, and a sprightly updated watermelon Waldorf salad
Summery Blueberry Blintzes
Because fresh blueberries are with us for such a short time, you may want to make extra blintzes; they freeze wonderfully.
Simpler Stuffed Pepper Rings Get a Basil Boost
Cutting peppers into thick rings results in an easy-to-eat entree with more stuffing in every bite.
A Cheesy Coat for Corn, a Nice Top for Tomatoes
Succulent corn with a flavorful coating of cheese and cilantro, and a quick and sophisticated topping for summer tomatoes.
Every culture has its own condiments, which add personality and panache to food.
Summer Squash and Corn—Worthy of Respect
With a home-filled with teenagers, it seems the only place this chef still gets respect is in the kitchen—and this Summer Squash and Corn Casserole keeps it coming.
A refrigerated, biodiesel-fueled van travels the streets of seven urban neighborhoods delivering vegetables three days a week to residents of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, N. Y.
Memorial Day Menu with Southern Charm
Grilling season arrives early below the Mason-Dixon line. For Memorial day weekend, it involves pesto catfish, grilled beef, asparagus-ham bundles and rosemary biscuits—perfect for a holiday with friends.
3 Plum Recipes from “Ripe” by Nigel Slater
Nigel Slater, Britain’s premier food writer, explores 23 fruits in his new book “Ripe.” We are featuring three of his best plum recipes: Plum Pie, Poached Plums with Spice and Ginger and Plum Crumble Tart.
A fresh collection of marinades to take you through a season’s worth of beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables and fruit.
Any Season Slaw
Cross-cultural coleslaws, inspired by the flavors of Italy, Mexico, India and Vietnam, make great sides for grill season and beyond.
Rooftop Farming at Brooklyn Grange
Commercial farm Brooklyn Grange has a green roof system where organic vegetables are grown.
No-Bake Fruit Desserts
If you can’t take the heat, don’t get out of the kitchen—just turn off the stove and whip up a dessert using the bounty of fruits available in summer.
Basil: Our Top 10
From basil-infused chicken curry to classic tomato basil soup, one of our favorite herbs takes center stage in these yummy recipes.