Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Taste of Summer: Peaches

Peaches are a delicious summer fruit whether you grow your own, or pick them up for .99 cents a pound as I have been the last month or so. They are juicy and fragrant when ripe, and can be cooked or eaten fresh as a sweet or savory treat. 

Continuing our A Taste of Summer series on OFL, I share recipes and tips on peaches here: 

I hope you all are having a lovely Memorial Day weekend!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Taste of Summer: Blueberries

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford

Many of you have children who have started school already; my daughter starts the day after Labor Day. We've been discussing lunches and she wants to bring hers this year. She isn't a fan of traditional sandwiches but loves granola bars, fruit and some raw vegetables. We decided a combination of all three would make a great lunch for her. 

Blueberries, today's featured A Taste of Summer fruit, are a perfect addition to lunches. Add them to salads, mix with other fruits, or serve them alone. The article I wrote for OFL has recipes and more tips on serving fresh blueberries here:


Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Taste of Summer: Squash

Several years ago we visited my parents and they gave us this large scalloped squash. I figured it would be too large to saute, but we took it home with the rest of the vegetables they gave us that year. I cut it into thin slices and sauteed the squash with onion. It was delicious, despite the large size, which isn't usually the case with summer squash. My daughter was especially tickled at the size of the squash, as you can see:)

The second article I wrote for our Taste of Summer series includes tips on storing and cooking summer squash with recipes and a link to our zucchini article from a few years ago. One can never have too many squash recipes, especially zucchini!  The article is here:

I hope your harvest is coming in, and that you are enjoying the summer,