August 2012

Nectarine and Goat Cheese Crostini

August 31, 2012

Nectarines are just beautiful. My favorite of the stone ftuits. Big burgundy baseballs of summer’s bounty. Like fuzz-less peaches with firmer flesh. I’ve discovered they are amazing when roasted. Roasting brings out their sweetness and concentrates their flavor. Here’s an easy, sure to please appetizer with roasted nectarines, goat cheese and chopped pistachios on toasted crostini. Trust me. You’ll love these.

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Summer Vegetable Side Dish – Zucchini, Corn, and Sweet Peppers

August 19, 2012

When clients asked for this dish three times in one week, I knew I had to post it for you. It’s a quick and healthy mixed vegetable sauté that makes the most of summer zucchini, corn and sweet peppers. This side dish takes the saying “eat your colors” to a new level. It’s appetizing for the eye and tastes great. 

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Cherry Cake

August 14, 2012

Fresh cherries are one of the highlights of summer fruit, but beware their high-staining juice. Dishtowels, aprons, and your shirt all are at risk of becoming pink polka dotted. Fingernails stained burgundy from pitting deep red cherries, I was baking a sweet surprise for some friends. A golden crusted cake with cherries peaking through the top was sure to delight. Old-fashioned flavor and simple preparation make this one of my go-to summer desserts.

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