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Squash blossoms are here. I stuffed mine with bit of ricotta, mozzarella and basil then gently fired them in a cornmeal crust.
Gkai Pad Gka-prow, which is Spicy Thai Basil Chicken. Try and seek out Thai basil for this dish.
Big bold summer flavors pair up nicely in this Italian style casserole A Basil and Green Bean Gratinate.
Grilled prawns. Brushed with basil and oil they are simply perfect. I am serving mine with a pistou/pesto inspired pasta.
Do you see pesto? Or pistou? Is there really a difference? Pistou is the French version and I have the classic recipe.
Basil Lillet Kamikaze Cocktail. Sips like summer!
Handmade pasta deserves a simple sauce so it's best qualities can shine. How about an elegant walnut sauce with a touch of cream?
At first bite this smooth tomato soup seems to be reminiscent of a gazpacho. But it takes on an Asian twist when you discover the melon garnish.
Perfect Scallops on the grill take a hot fire and a watchful eye. These are paired with fennel and a fresh herb pasta.
Cheddar Cheese Pancakes with Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. It's a like A BLT with the extra love of Cheddar!
Coleslaw is perfect for summer dining. It can stand up to the heat. This is a classic coleslaw with a corn and chipotle twist.
Sometimes the best recipe for fresh summer tomatoes is no more complicated than "salt or no salt". Let's taste to be sure!
Just because you want a light lunch doesn't mean you can't have big flavor. These tiny squash are stuffed with the bold flavors of the Amalafi Coast.
Can you really throw a party with 7 Foods from 7 Continents? Well. start with this Borek and find out.
A gimlet has all the sophistication of gin with all the zing of sweet and tart lime juice. I make mine with both fresh squeeze and Rose's lime juice.
Here is a perfect Summertime Gin and Tonic. Cool and sophisticated, it a great way to beat the heat. I also have a bit of history on gin, just for fun.
A lassi is a cool Indian summer fruit drink with yougurt or is it a Central American batido. Either way this cantaloupe smoothie is sure to refresh.
Sen Breeze is the cute name of this Zen Green Tea Liqueur Cocktail. A great by the pool sipper.
Chilled Bouillabaisse Velouté. But what the heck is a Velouté anyway?
White Bean Soup with Fried Sage is simple to make. But it's a cook excuse to talk about properly cooked beans. So here goes!
Summer means fresh, sweet corn. This Creamed Corn Soup tastes like the best of the season.
Heirlooms make this flavorful gazpacho a special treat for summer.
Plum Soup with Tarragon and Blackberries. The very essence of Summer!
The last of my cherries this season is destined for ice cream...
Poblano peppers bring a deep nuanced heat to this unusual soup. But Jalapenos provide the zing that makes it sing!
With just these few simple ingredients you can make a satisfying Leek & Potato Soup. Served hot or cold, it really warms the soul.
You can put these appetizers together easily with simple excellent ingredients.
Hoisin Roasted Game Hens
Pork is juicy and flavorful. I brined & wrapped this boneless loin chop in pancetta then baked it to an interior temperature 140 degrees F. Perfection!
These olives marinated with herbs and lemon make a wonderful "bring along" to any summer season event. Their bright briny flavors compliment so many wines and cocktails.
Grilled summer peaches served atop a delightfully delicate peach and Prosecco zabaglione. This really is simplicity at it's best.
Candied Tomatoes & Sweet Basil Cookies. Yep you read that right! It's a TomatoMania contest winner.
Summer Grilling saves clean up time in the kitchen. Try this no fuss no muss Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Pickled Red Cabbage!
I have used Asian flavors for this lettuce wrapped pork burger. Who says you have to use a bun?