Simply in Season

News and reflections on all that's good about local food
from the co-author of Simply in Season,
a World Community Cookbook in the spirit of More-with-Less

Monday, June 19, 2006

Simplest summer recipes

The Simply in Season recipe of the week, Chilled Tomato Soup, is at the top of my list of the easiest SIS recipes. Throw a tomato in the blender with some plain yogurt or sour cream, fresh basil leaves, and salt and pepper -- and presto! Not even any heating involved. Just don’t even think of trying this recipe with anything but a luscious, vine-ripened tomato. The red but flavorless things in the supermarket will not do.

I’ll be traveling and unable to check in for a while. In celebration of the official beginning of summer this week and hopes that yours includes at least a few lazy days, here’s seven other especially easy recipes to try from Simply in Season.

Seven super-simple SIS summer recipes
-- Squash and Basil Salad (p. 102) (use small, slender zukes less than 8” in length)
-- Spicy Roasted Eggplant (p. 119)
-- Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta (p. 122) (again, do not attempt without good tomatoes)
-- Chicken Cacciatore (p. 143) (a crockpot recipe)
-- Beef Burritos (p. 147)
-- Campfire Salmon (p. 148)
-- Plum Tart (p. 153)


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