Broiled Green Tomatoes and Fresh Peaches

Peaches and tomatoes are a beautiful combination. I enjoy this dish because it combines the warmth of broiled tomatoes with the coolness of fresh cut peaches. Having the tomatoes heated as well brings forth a more savory flavor and cuts back on acidity, which pairs nicely with the peach sweetness. For an appetizer, light meal…

Creamy Beet and Basil Risotto

A summer “twist” on the classic Italian risotto recipe.Risotto is a traditional Northern Italian rice dish. You have likely experienced its deliciousness in Italian restaurants or have made the dish at home for a special meal.When I crave “comfort foods”, risotto is always a go-to dish for me. I adore the creaminess and cheesiness of…

Tempura Fried, Triple Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossoms

A must-try summer cuisine.  In my opinion, squash blossoms are a must-try in the world of edible flowers. The beautiful blossoms are delicate and delicious, and can be eaten raw or cooked. I grew up most of my life not knowing these were the summer cuisine I was missing out on. Squash blossoms are prepared a…

Grilled Summer Vegetable and Shrimp Kabobs

Loading up on all the flavors of summer? You may want to check out this quick, easy, and colorful recipe for summer vegetable and shrimp kabobs! Hits the spot every time. One of my favorite ways to use all the wonderful in-season summer vegetables: grilled kabobs! This is something my family has been making for as long as I…

Blueberry and Basil Ricotta Pancakes

Some of my favorite flavors of summer, packed into one fluffy and decadent pancake! I love the combination of blueberry and basil in drinks, and I was curious how the flavors would play out in a pancake. It’s a pleasant (and delicious) surprise! I can’t believe we already have Taproot Farm BLUEBERRIES this summer! These…

Simple Summer Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese: “Decking Out” the Standard Boxed Macaroni and Cheese with Banana Peppers, Carrots, Zucchini and Dino Kale

With all these new summer vegetables in season, I had to make another version of one of my favorites – “decked out” boxed macaroni and cheese! If you have been following my CSA recipes for Taproot Farm, you’ll potentially remember that earlier in the season I posted a “Green Garlic and Mixed Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese” using…