We’ve arrived in the season of abundance - if you take a trip to a farmers market or local farm, chances are you’ll be overwhelmed with variety, color, and quantity. Sunshine is turning everything into flavor - tomatoes, summer squash, peaches, nectarines, plums, corn, root veggies, leafy greens, herbs, blackberries, cucumbers, and so much more! Nearly everything we wait all year for is at its peak, and the best way to eat it all is fresh. This time of year we subscribe to simple recipes and minimal cooking to highlight summer flavors.
Tomatoes are what we’re most excited about this month. For our August recipe refresh, you’ll find Roasted Cold Tomato Soup, Classic Bruschetta, Tomato Sauce, and plenty of salads you can add fresh tomatoes to. Pro tip: when you visit a farmers market, ask for tomato seconds. These slightly misshapen or over-ripe tomatoes are perfect for the recipes above and are sold at a discount. While you’re there, look for Seawolf Bakery’s market stand and pick up a loaf for bruschetta or to serve alongside soup.
Our other feature ingredient this month is peaches! We’ve got a Peach Smoothie, Roasted Stone Fruit, Peach Jam, and Peach Salsa. Speaking of salsa, many of our recipes are great for making tacos or lettuce wraps. We love the house-made whole wheat tortillas from local worker-owned coop Patty Pan. Try our Cucumber, Tomato, and Squash Salad, Sautéed Summer Vegetables, or our Anything Scramble for a breakfast taco option!
Whatever ingredients you select this month, the theme is Keep It Simple! Let summer speak for itself so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time playing in the sun.