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Summer Fest: 5 Takes on Grilled Eggplant

From large, meaty Italian options to delicate and long Japanese varieties, eggplants abound at markets right now. Eggplant can be pureed into dips or sliced into pasta, but I like it straight from the grill. 1. Spicy Hoisin Glazed Eggplant (pictured above) Bobby Flay puts an Asian spin on sliced eggplant by glazing the slices […]

Summer Fest: Chia Seed Pudding with Peaches

It’s my favorite Summer Fest week: peaches. I find myself stocking up on this sweet fruit and just eating it straight off the pit every morning for breakfast. Because peaches are so fresh and so juicy at the market right now, I decided not to cook them but to simply slice them up over another […]

Summer Fest: Cucumber and Mint Lemonade

A trip to my mom’s house in Westchester, N.Y., means stocking up on all of the great produce she grows in my childhood backyard. When I arrived this past weekend she was waiting to let me pick one of her prized Asian cucumbers. The variety is very long and sweet with a thin skin. Inspired by […]

Summer Fest: Savory Watermelon Recipes

This market selection is going to require some heavy lifting. Watermelons are 92% water and that’s where most of their weight comes from. Before flexing your muscles, look for a firm, symmetrical fruit that has as few cuts, dents or bruises as possible. And while simply slicing up your melon and eating it straight from […]

Summer Fest: Five Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipes

With summer in full swing, what better way to spend an evening than with a few cocktails  and chips and dip? Skip the store-bought brand of salsa and use in-season tomatoes to make these fresh versions and you’ll never go back to jarred. 1. Salsa Alton’s salsa is as easy to put together as it […]

Summer Fest: Four Grilled Corn Favorites

Markets are overflowing right now with bins of fresh summer corn. Pick your corn wisely by checking inside the husks to make sure the cob fills it out properly and make sure the silks aren’t dried out. You can feature corn in all sorts of delicious summer recipes, but when it’s nice and fresh, why […]

Summer Fest: Quick Salads with Peas

Skip the frozen aisle and pick up shell peas or sugarsnap peas at the market right now. Shell peas need to be removed from their pod before eating. Sugarsnap peas have both edible pods and peas inside. Blanching or poaching peas lets their full flavor shine in these crunchy, summer-ready salads. You can also freeze […]

Summer Fest: Four Healthy Berry Recipes

June is prime season for cooking and eating berries. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are all in their prime at markets right now. Blackberries are just starting to be seen, as well, though they’ll peak later in the summer. Some of the best ways to feature these berries are in simple summer desserts like cobblers, crisps […]

Summer Fest: 7 Apple Desserts Beyond Pie

Here are seven ways to cook apples into a delicious dessert.

Summer Fest: Giada’s Rigatoni With Eggplant Puree

Giada has a great recipe for those who might otherwise be eggplant-averse: Rigatoni With Eggplant Puree.

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