By Paige Schilt, September 5, 2012
Fresh, flavorful organic grapes are at their peak during back-to-school season. Here’s how to pick pick the best of the bunch for lunch boxes, snacks and other grape delights.
By Megan Myers, August 18, 2012
Does anyone else build an entire meal out of summer fruits? I find it hard not to insert fruit into every meal, especially when we’re in the height of the hot weather and need all the cooling, quenching refreshment we can get!
Stone fruits like peaches, nectarines and plums (and yes, even cherries!) may seem too fussy for summer snacking due to the large pits, but every juicy bite is worth it!
If you’re doing more than just snacking with stone fruits, look for freestone varieties, which have easily-removed pits.
By Megan Myers, August 8, 2012
There’s no doubt about it: tomatoes are one of the best things about summer. Once those vine-ripened beauties start appearing, my brain goes into overdrive coming up with ways to use them before the season ends. Roasted and topped on salads, sautéed with garlic and served with pasta, or sliced thick and added to sandwiches — my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
In fact, my summer tomato love has led me to “put up” 40 pounds of heirloom paste tomatoes this year. Even if you’re not a canner, you can still enjoy juicy, flavorful summertime tomatoes in these recipes. But you better eat up because the heirloom season doesn’t last long!
By Alana Sugar, August 6, 2012
The mild, delicate flavor of zucchini is makes it an ideal addition to summer salads, simple side dishes, light dinners and even yummy desserts!
By James Parker, July 31, 2012
I can remember a time, as a kid in Mississippi, when tomatoes were not the common grocery store commodity they are today. They were also far from the uniformly sized, blemish-free, picture-perfect specimens most of us see in our local stores year-round. The tomatoes of my youth were scarred, irregular and transit-weary. They were also almost non-existent in the fall, winter and spring. Then they would flood the grocery stores, farmers markets and family gardens in the summer.
By Lindsay Robison, July 24, 2012
By Kate Rowe, July 12, 2012
Now’s the time to go all out with summer melons. Whether you show up at the next picnic balancing a watermelon on your hip, or add chunks of cantaloupe to your morning smoothie and summer fruit salads, there are lots of ways to appreciate melons. Here are some of our favorite recipes featuring one of summer’s most refreshing fruits: Drinks and Coolers
By James Parker, July 3, 2012
July is like Christmas for seasonal produce geeks (like me) here in the US.
By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 27, 2012
We want you to celebrate Cherry Fest in a big way too, so we’re giving away a case of cherries to five people who share their cherry ideas!
By Alana Sugar, June 25, 2012
Sliced, diced, pickled or pureed, cucumbers add a cooling crunch to summertime dishes. Try these ideas to take cucumbers beyond the salad.