Recipes for the season: Financiers aux Courgettes

by guest blogger, Martine Bertin-Peterson, This past weekend, I needed to bring a tasty potluck dish to a picnic. Although many guests bring the usual salads and other dishes requiring cutlery, I always opt for...

Recipes for the season: Grilled Watermelon with Balsamic Reduction

By Chef Rich Baringer, While the calendar says it's September, it's still summer for a while. And even though the days of fresh watermelon are numbered, they aren't over yet. So why not try a different...

Recipes for the season: Roasted Red Pepper Soup

by guest blogger, Martine Bertin-Peterson, During the dog days of summer, I gravitate to chilled soups as starters. This chilled red pepper soup is a delicious and welcome alternative to the more predictable gazpacho. I...

Recipes for the Season: Fried Green Tomatoes

By Chef Rich Baringer, Well, we've just about gotten to the end of tomato season—although with lots of sunshine this week, we should have some for a little while longer. But once they're finished, there's no need...
Tomatillos_Blooming Glen Farm. Photo credit Lynne Goldman

Recipes for the Season: What to do with tomatillos

By Chef Rich Baringer, We had a picnic at our place recently and as I was deciding on what to make, I remembered that I had a bunch of tomatillos in the fridge from Blooming Glen Farm. ...
Peach and tomato salad

Recipes for the Season: Peach-Tomato Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, In my newsletter last month, I wrote an article about what I call the Summer Trinity—three foods that epitomize summer for me: sweet corn, peaches and tomatoes. Nothing makes me think of...

Recipes for the Season: Spicy-Sweet Grilled Cantaloupe Salad

By Chef Rich Baringer, I love combining flavors that don't always seem to go together—especially sweet and spicy.  If you've ever had chocolate with hot pepper you know what I'm talking about. There's just something about...
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Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

This recipe is one of the reasons my friends love me. Really. This recipe and my Macque Choux, another summertime corn favorite. I originally found this in the September 2009 issue of Cook's Illustrated, one...

Fresh Fridays: Tomato, Pine Nut and Arugula Pesto Pasta with Sausage

In this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chef Rich Baringer, I love basil pesto—every year when we approach the end of basil season, we make...

Fresh Fridays: Baked Tomatoes with Shallots

In  this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chef Mark Miller, Hamilton's Grill Room, We always try to cook seasonally at Hamilton's Grill Room,...

Fresh Fridays: Grilled Peaches with Maple Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

by guest blogger, Kelly Madey, I am still very much in vacation mode, despite the fact that vacation officially ended last week. As I sit here, staring at the aftermath of our trip—a gigantic pile...
Summer Succotash by Max Hansen

Fresh Fridays: Corn, Zucchini & Poblano Pepper “Succotash”

In  this series, local chefs give us their favorite recipes, full of fresh, seasonal ingredients, just in time for the weekend. By Chef Max Hansen, MaxHansenCaterer and the Max Hansen Carversville Grocery, The arrival of summer portends the...

Recipes for the season: Summer corn chowder

by guest blogger Kelly Madey, It was a classic case Of my eyes Being much bigger Than my belly. The first sweet corn of the season, And I just couldn’t resist Bringing home an insane amount of corn For a mere family...

Recipes for the season: Tomatillos and pork loin

By Chef Rich Baringer, An item that I’ve noticed more and more at many farmers’ markets over the last couple years is the tomatillo. You’ve seen them—they look like small green tomatoes wrapped in a...
Basil_700x339_photo credit Lynne Goldman

Pasta on a cool summer evening

We had planned for salad caprese. Fresh mozzarella - check. Basil - check. Beautiful, multi-colored heirloom tomatoes from the farm - check. But then the weather turned cool and rainy and I just wanted...

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