Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summers Bounty


Summer time, summer time oh how I love summer. The long sunny days, the excuse to be lazy, adventures at the beach and of course fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm stand or farmers market. 




Although I do not like to cook on a hot day I do not mind heating up the house to bake and if I can use up some things from the market all the better.

Here are a few of my farmers market finds and "go to" recipes for using them, including Vidalia Onion Tart, Tomatoes and Balsamic Glaze, Strawberries and Fresh Cream Filled Butter CakeVanilla Peach Coffee Cake and  Raspberry Sweet Tea.





Vadallia Onion Tart




Tomatoes with Balsamic Glaze






Fresh Strawberries and Cream Filled Butter Cake





Vanilla Peach Coffee Cake







Speaking of summers bounty these fabulous arrangements give new meaning to edible arrangements. Have you ever made arrangements out of vegetables?



Image from New England Home Magazine

I have not but THIS article in New England Home Magazine has inspired me to try a few things the next time I am at the market.


What are your favorite things to eat in the summer? Do you have any great recipes using the fresh fruits and veggies from your area? If so, please share!

Have a great day!


4 comments:

  1. Oh, hasn't it been just the best? You are inspiring me to cook today, or bake! Have a fun one dear Elizabeth!

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  2. That vanilla peach coffee cake looks delicious!

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  3. I'm savoring each of those images - pure summer bliss! I hope you are enjoying your summer, Elizabeth. Stay cool! xo

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  4. I can never get enough peaches in the summertime and am always looking for new ways to use them. That cake looks fabulous and will be my next project!
    Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
    All best,
    Phyllis

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