Nectarine and Apple Crisp

  2 whole Medium Apples 2 whole Medium Nectarines ⅓ cups White Sugar 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice ½ cups Rolled Oats ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour ¼ cups Turbinado Sugar ¼ teaspoons…

Peach and Melon Salad with Local Greens and Cheese

6 thin slices prosciutto (2 to 3 ounces) ½ cup champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed 2 firm, ripe peaches or plums and/or mangoes, pitted 6 cups baby arugula, salad greens,…

Summer Salsa

4 small jalapeño peppers*, (leave the seeds in for an extra kick) 1/2 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves 1/4-1/2 cup fresh cilantro 6 tomatoes of varying sizes, chopped 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste 2…

Summer Squash and Jibneh Sandwich

1 small zucchini, sliced 1 small yellow squash, sliced olive oil 1 baguette, cut in half or 4 slices sourdough bread 3oz Jibneh or similar melting cheese 1 small bunch fresh basil, thinly sliced balsamic vinegar salt pepper   INSTRUCTIONS Preheat…

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

1-2 large spaghetti squash Salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 pound bacon, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 egg yolk 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for serving Parsley, chopped fresh,…

Cantaloupe Salad with Pepitas

6 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 2 pounds) 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved ½ cup thinly sliced red onion ½ teaspoon salt, divided 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper 2 teaspoons honey 1…

Eggplant Sandwich with Cuban Peppers and Candy Onions

8 (1/2-inch-thick) eggplant slices Olive oil 2 cubanelle peppers or sweet peppers 4 Slices ciabatta bread 1 Candy onions, sliced 2 tablespoons pesto (you can use refrigerated or make your own) 1 cup baby arugula 1/8…

Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad

2 large or 3-4 medium tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges 1-2 peaches, diced (about 1 cup) 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 small ears or 1 large ear) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup Honey Vinaigrette 2 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled…

Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip

Cotija Cheese and Corn Dip 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 3 cups fresh corn, cut off the cob (~3 ears) 1 shallot, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt 4 ounces (1/2 package) 1/3-fat cream…

Blueberry Buckle (Alton Brown Style)

FOR THE TOPPING 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup cake flour 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled FOR THE CAKE 2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground…

Baked Summer Squash

2 pounds summer squash (zucchini, pattypan squash, yellow crookneck squash) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon flaked salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Preheat the oven to 350°F.…

Quick Pickles

4-5 pickling cucumbers ½ cup water, at room temperature or cooler ½ cup rice vinegar or white or cider vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup or sugar 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for heat) 20 twists…