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.
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.
Key Lime Pie
The sweet and tart custard filling in a graham cracker crust is a dessert classic—and one of our favorites.
Fresh Okra Salad
With a few other ingredients—greens, red bell pepper and jicama—okra makes a terrific side dish.
Fourth of July Potluck
Celebrate Fourth of July Louisiana style with our pot-luck friendly menu of oven ribs, blue cheese slaw and summery sides.
The long spoon that comes with a parfait is a dead giveaway that the delectable treat about to be set in front of you is no ordinary ice cream dessert.
Afternoon Tea Meets Cocktail Hour
Re-envision a pitcher of icy summer tea as an after-five beverage for easy summer entertaining.
Low Country Shrimp and Corn Pudding
In the Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, corn comes into season just as the region’s tidal inlets are teeming with tiny, intensely sweet shrimp.
Green Tomatoes—Fried and Otherwise
If you’re a home gardener, the first forecast of frost will send you out to pick all the green tomatoes you can.
From the Andalusia region of southern Spain, gazpacho is a wonderful midsummer treat.