Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and
healthy vegetable dip. We like carrots and snow peas, but any
crunchy vegetables you have on hand will do.
Caraway and cauliflower are a match that brings to mind
wursts, kraut and foamy, cold mugs of beer. Alas, not everyone
loves that caraway flavor so leave out the caraway seeds if you
preferthe salads wonderful either way.
Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree
the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits
of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh mint, lemon verbena or...
These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and
dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza.
Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully
inside these gems.
Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside
grilled salmon or chicken for supper or on its own for a fresh
Summer-ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella need only a
sprinkling of fresh herbs, salt and pepper to shine in this
simple summer salad.
One of my favorite warm weather pastimes is decorating and cooking with edible flowers. The very first time I did anything involving edible flowers was when I encased a pure white goat's cheese topped with violets in a clear aspic. It was for a friend's bridal shower and turned out beautifully. It was quite the conversation starter, as well. Flowers are beautiful as a garnish, healthful in salads and delicious when added to oils or vinegars as an infusion. Many flowers are also high in vitamins A and C as well as other nutrients.
These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a
The contrasting flavors and textures of crisp, sweet
watermelon and creamy, tangy goat cheese are magical partners.
Top with sliced grilled chicken to make it a meal.
Fruit on the grill? Most definitely!