Well if you’re grillin’ dogs on the grill, you might like this next recipe. Throw down some fruit while the coals are hot. Lemon and pineapple and watermelon, charred and smoky, step outside the realm of fruit salad, and make a splash in your glass. Whether you drink this nectar straight, mixed with some sparkling water, or with a shot of the harder stuff, it’s a revelation.
The grill’s for more than hot dogs, as you know well. We love to grill extra veggies every time we’re cooking out, to use as ingredients in future meals. The smoky flavors infuse everything they touch with a little bit of fire. Roast up a few poblano peppers, and a couple extra ears of corn, to make the most glorious, smoky corn chowder you’ve ever had. Incidentally, the base for this soup is a great way to use up excess zucchini. Because, you know. Excess zucchini. It’s dairy=free, but the creaminess comes from blended zucchini.
This seems as good a time as any to remind you, dear reader, about some of our other favorite recipes that are in season again. Remember Karla’s excellent Dilly Beans? Still delicious, and in season once again. Likewise the fermented jalapeno recipe is a staple in our pantries, and now is the time to reap bountiful harvests of jalapenos to make hot sauce that keep our dishes spicy throughout the winter months.
Another way to fire that culinary spark again is to come to one of our free classes!
This summer we’re teaching at various Farmer’s Market’s across the county. This month, we’ll be celebrating the Peppers on August 16th at the Felton market. Fermented hot sauce, chipotle peppers and pepper jam will all be covered. Come join us!
As always, we leave you with best wishes for the month ahead; may your kitchens smell delicious, and may all your jars seal.
Featured in our Blackberry Jam recipe, this stainless steel food mill is non-reactive and hygienic 18/8 stainless steel and comes with 3 stainless steel disks in fine, medium, and coarse. Perfect for making smooth apple sauce or chunky tomato sauce, baby food or fluffy mashed potatoes. The rests will hold the mill steady while you crank the blade. The wood handle fits comfortably in your hand.