Lemonade gets lots of attention during summer months. But why ignore limeade? It’s just as refreshing, and more of a treat since one doesn’t often find it. If you don’t want to squeeze limes, it’s easy to pick up a can of frozen limeade. The concentrate is versatile: also a component of some slushies, sangrias, […]

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[1] The Armenian cucumber is an heirloom variety that is a delight. Read more about it in the footnote* below. They’re hard to find, but you can grow your own with seeds from Kitchen Garden Seeds (photo © Kitchen Garden Seeds). [2] Butter lettuce. Check out the different types of lettuce (photo © Good Eggs). […]

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[1] Crunchy Asian pears were reserved for the nobility and the wealthy. Now, they are the most popular fruit in all of Asia per an American grower, Virginia Gold Orchard (photo © Wonderful Fruit). [2] Born in the USA: The boysenberry is a cross among the European raspberry, European blackberry, American dewberry and American loganberry. […]

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[1] Rosé is the perfect summer wine: light yet substantial, delivering flavor and finish (photo © Herringbone Eats | Santa Monica). [2] The rosé rainbow, in colors from the palest pink to the deepest rose (photo © Jacksonville Magazine). Thibaud-Boudignon-Rose[/caption] [3] Top of the list: Thibaud Boudignon Rosé 2019 from the Loire region of France […]

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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] 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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[1] Add your favorite ingredients to a summer panzanella. Here’s a recipe from The Wanderlust Kitchen (photo © The Wanderlust Kitchen). [2] Panzanella is a way to turn lush summer tomatoes into a bread-and-tomato salad (photo © Baldor Specialty Foods).   Panzanella, a traditional Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes, is delicious way to use […]

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