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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What's In Season - July & August

Oh summer produce...how do I love thee?  Everything seems to be ripe and ready to go.  This is a great time to stock up on local produce and cook up some recipes that feature the best of the season.  Not to mention that all of it is probably on sale for a deal right now!   


So if you are heading out to the grocery store, add some of these in-season picks to your list.  They will be in their prime and the flavour will just shine through:



*Apricots
*Blueberries
*Cherries
*Grapes
*Peaches/Plums/Nectarines
*Pears
*Raspberries
*Strawberries
*Asparagus
*Zucchini
*Corn
*Peas
*Cucumbers
*Leeks
*Lettuce
*Tomatoes
*Peppers


So what are your favourite things to cook with summer produce?  We are thinking fruit salads, tarts, flans and fresh salads.  Share your ideas with us!


We are loving grilled peaches with ice cream and berries right now.  My other strategy is buying 4 lbs of strawberries and freezing them for smoothies all year-round.  I might even whip out the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker and try my hand at making some raspberry sorbet with Chambord.  Happy summer!

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