After several hotter-than-we-can-handle summer’s in the PNW, we’re experiencing record setting wet and cool weather this June and July. The good news is that summer’s slow start is extending the season for fava beans, asparagus, rhubarb, cherries, and more. If you’ve had your fill of fruit like rhubarb and cherries, try pickling to preserve for wintertime. Ready for some heat? Try out our Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Relish with Jalapeno Peppers. Speaking of spicy, did you know that the heat in peppers lives in the membrane, not the seeds?
If the weather is keeping you in the kitchen rather than out on the grill, you’ll still find favorites like Whole Roasted Chicken, Anything Stock, and Leftover Soup. We’re also excited to feature Amaranth Grain in our Workout! and After Breakfast Recipes. Amaranth is gluten-free, full of Vitamin C, and grown locally by Kirsop Farm. Try it in our Cauliflower and Amaranth Salad or with any of your favorite veggies! Sugar Snap Peas, Cucumbers, Green Beans, and Eggs also play a starring role this month. One of our favorite stops at the farmer’s market this time of year is Early Bird Farm. We can’t get enough of their beautiful orange yolks, sweet cuces, and astonishingly plump snap peas.
Ready to head outdoors and cook over an open fire? Check out our newest addition to Locivore.com - Camp! Impress your friends and lighten your footprint on your next summer adventure with our five camp-friendly recipes. Locivore believes that supporting local producers, preserving farmland, and eating the freshest ingredients available go hand with celebrating natural and wild spaces.
Whether you cook at home or over a campfire this month, we hope you’ll take time to savor all of the bounty our region offers!