I hope you are enjoying the summer harvest from your garden. If you don't have a garden, you can find fabulous fresh produce at your local farmer's market.
I've been getting a lot of strawberries which we've been eating, or using to make strawberry ice cream.
I'm also growing basil, which I use to make my favorite summer sauce, pesto.
I also love caprese salads. Nothing like fresh summer tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella!
Summer Recipes from the Garden
Here are some of my favorite summertime recipes from the garden:
Summertime Gazpacho – Cold, spicy, flavorful tomato soup. I love it with fresh avocado and ice cubes.
Edible Weed & Sprouts Salad – I just picked up some purslane from the farmer's market. I've been meaning to plant some — it grows like a weed (I guess that's because it is a weed).
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – I love this dressing because it's full of fat-soluble activators and probiotics, but also because you can add lots of fresh garden herbs from the garden to give it a ton of flavor.
Pesto-Crusted Salmon – Instead of putting pesto on pasta, try slathering it on wild salmon. It tastes great and it's much more nutrient-dense.
Roast Duck with Cherry Reduction Sauce – A reduction sauce is a wonderful way to get more bone broth into your family. Add some cherries, and it's heavenly served over roast duck.
Homemade Cherry Pie – Make a homemade cherry pie with fresh cherries from the garden or farmer's market and your family will fall in love. The last time I served this, people could not stop raving. It's that good.
Honey Roasted Figs with Vanilla Ice Cream – I had a fig tree in my last home and I could not keep up with the figs that tree produced. You'll love this dessert.
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