summer cookingJuly 16th, 2012 | Posted by in UPDATES
Summer cooking has another feel and taste. The availability of fresh locally grown produce defines my cooking style and menu. My favorite early morning adventure in food is visiting the local farmer’s markets. I am always overwhelmed by the amazing variety of fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Most of the recipes I have recently posted are inspired by my market finds. My meals are always a mixture of fresh ingredients newly purchased and ready for tasting! When making summer protein it’s all about grilling. Whether it’s a burger, chicken, or fish… I am grilling! My latest favorite great tasting inexpensive meat is boneless, skinless chicken thighs, marinated or barbecued & grilled. This is the easiest meal ever and goes with all your fresh veggies. I also can’t get enough of grilled stone fruit. Take a fresh peach, cut it in half cutting out the pit, and drizzle with a bit of maple syrup or brown sugar. The peaches are sweet and bursting with flavor. The grilling process enhances this wonderful fruit. When it’s hot we don’t want to eat heavy foods so making your meal simple but tasty is the answer.