We love these summer rolls from the California Avocado Commission. It is adapted from Thai summer roll recipes. Made with gluten-free rice paper, rice noodles, lettuce and pickled vegetables, it is light and refreshing: great summer fare. You can make a lunch of them, snack on them, or serve them with summer drinks: iced tea, […]

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[1] Open-face Caprese sandwich for breakfast or brunch (photos #1 and #4 © Stella Cheese). [2] Mozzarella, tomatoes and basil are the components of “everything” Caprese. Check out the recipes (photo © S Vario Photo | Panther Media). [3] The same concept turns into crostini for snacks or cocktails. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). […]

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[1] A summer cassoulet made with corn and summer squash. The recipe is below (both photos © Rancho Gordo). [2] Tarbais beans are perfect for cassoulets—so much so that Rancho Gordo calls them “cassoulet beans.” Get them at RanchoGordo.com. [3] In attractive packages, Rancho Gordo beans are welcome gifts for your favorite cooks. [4] Use […]

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While the third week in July is National Prosecco Week, August 13th is National Prosecco Day. Prosecco, a sparkling wine, is our favorite summer wine—and a good year-round sparkler, taking its place among the world’s noteworthy sparkling wines. Light, fizzy, balanced with a layers of sweet fruit, it’s a good white wine to serve as […]

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Vegetables are delicious pickled, but so are fruits. Think sweet fruit in a spicy and tart marinade. This recipe for pickled apples, to celebrate National Apple Week, came to us from U.S. Apple. According to A Healthier Michigan, the first full week in August is National Apple Week. We can’t find other references for this […]

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