It is the first day of summer!! So let’s celebrate by feasting our eyes on some things that just make summertime awesome. My CSA veggies. It has only been going for 2 weeks but already I am just exploding with happiness at having delicious, fresh, local food in my belly. Here are some recipes I have recently stumbled upon that I will be making as each ingredient comes in season.
Herbal Lemonade: This just says summer to me. Now I want one of those pretty beverage dispensers to serve it from.
Roasted Beet Crostini: There are truly few food combinations I love as much as beets and goat cheese. I truly can’t get enough of it. This might be dangerous.
Egg and Spinach Quiche Cups: I am not a big fan of eggs, but I try and eat them for breakfast because they are so good for you. We get a lot of spinach and I can only handle so many salads. This kills 2 birds, one stone.
Kale Chips: We get a lot of kale. Like from beginning to the end of the CSA. While no one else in my family really liked these I thought they were yummy and super easy to make.
Tomato-Basil Skewers: Someone needs to invite me to a party so I can bring these. I actually have the ingredients in my garden as well so if something actually grows this year I might make a lot of these.
Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette: I personally believe there is only one kind of sweet corn worth eating and that is sweet corn grown in Iowa. But since I moved away I have to settle for Michigan corn. And as soon as it is in season I will be making this. And lots of it.
Zucchini Pizza Bites: I am pretty sure I am not going to fool my kids into thinking this is pizza, but darn it, I am going to try.
Parmesan Broccoli: We actually typically eat our broccoli quite plain around here, but I love how this is simple yet takes it up a notch.
Fried Okra: I love it when we get okra and I can make these little delights. And I love how Robin adds a little something special that make it even tastier.
Strawberry Mojitos: Last year I got a lot of mint and didn’t know what to do with it since I am not big on mint in savory foods. Enter the mojito. Add in some seasonal strawberries and oh my heavens. Yum.