Summer cooking is the best! I mean really, don’t you agree? The produce is bursting from the stalls at the farmer’s market and yarden (yarden = yard + garden, thank you Bixby for coining the term this morning!), and everything tastes better when you can eat it outside.
So in honor of summer, I thought that today I would share a few recipes and things that have been on my summer list. Let’s start above with that scrumptious looking nectarine and blueberry crumble from my friend Sarah at Two Blue Lemons. How can you go wrong with that? Next up I think we need a cocktail — we do, right? I recommend mixing up a batch of this boozy rosemary watermelon lemonade from Food 52 — it was a huge hit with the parents at Bixby’s fourth birthday party last month!
If you have an ice cream maker, these raspberry ice cream sandwiches with homemade ice cream look incredible. I may just have to beg and borrow one… And to protect your cute outfit in style, I like the looks of this thick linen chambray apron.
And when it’s really hot? The answer you were looking for is frozen strawberry pie.
And now for the savory! We have about a billion tomatoes about to ripen in our backyard, so I’ve been on the hunt for great tomato recipes. Here are a few of the best… This tomato sandwich looks like the most amazing thing ever: bacon-avocado aioli + rustic bread + the best tomatoes you can find. Or how about a batch of roasted tomato jam? It looks like it would be fantastic on sandwiches. And last, but certainly not least, I am dying to make this tomato cobbler with blue cheese biscuits from Joy the Baker.
What about you? What have you been cooking lately?