These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.
This is a fun summery fruit salad to play around with. Make it as written, or substitute the peaches for mangoes or another stone fruit.
Serve this chutney with roasted meats or alongside a charcuterie or cheese platter.
Star anise, cinnamon, and allspice lend this easy dish an exotic flavor. Great on it's own, but would of course go great with some vanilla ice cream or a dollop of creme fraiche. You can also use this like a chutney, serving it alongside roasted meat.
This would be delicious with any combination of summery stone fruit - experiment! Use what looks good, and you'll have a fantastic salad.
Substitute your favorite stone fruit for nectarines in this recipe.
Use your favorite stone fruit or a combination for this delicious dish. It's yummy on it's own, but would also be nice paired with ice cream or yogurt, or stirred into oatmeal.
This is a versatile dessert: use your favorite combination of stone fruit, like peaches and cherries, or apricots and nectarines.
If ricotta isn't your favorite, use lightly sweetened mascarpone instead, or even whipped cream!
This fruit salad is great immediately after assembling, but if you have a day to let the flavors develop in the refrigerator, it's even better!
Dried lavender is optional but highly recommended here - it creates a perfect trio with the summery, ripe peaches, and the crunchy, golden cornmeal. You can find dried lavender in the Health and Wellness aisle with the bulk teas.
This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortilla chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!
This delicious crumble-topped dessert lets the peaches shine.
This salad is perfect durning that short window when corn is fresh and tender to need barely any cooking, or none at all, and green beans and radishes are also at their peak.
If you don't want to heat up your kitchen with the oven, you can skip broiling these stuffed avocados - they're just as delicious at room temperature.
If you prefer cooked corn to raw, simply blanch the corn kernels in boiling water for 1 minute beofre making the recipe.
Grilled corn on the cob is incredible when slathered in summerly basil compound butter!
This recipe will result in something similar to an English muffin - only dense, and packed with seeds and grains. They must be toasted to be fully enjoyed.
Using the Co-op's pizza dough makes this so easy! The following recipe is quite minimal, so use this as a starting point - try a more traditional one with tomato sauce, or pesto, and add meat if you like, or more vegetables. Once you've grilled pizza, you won't want to turn the oven on for the rest of the summer.
Use a non-stick pan or well-seasoned cast iron skillet for perfectly crispy, golden-brown tofu.
This versatile, super-quick dressing is great because of its many variations. Instead of plain yogurt, use sour cream, mayonnaise, cream, or puréed soft tofu. Make it with a combination of parsley and tarragon one day, and the next use basil.
This is a delicious vegetable slaw that uses Willy Street Co-op's convenient packaged up Slaw Mix, available in Produce, and invented by Max of West Produce fame. The Slaw Mix incorporates green and red shredded cabbage, and carrots, with occasional appearances by beauty heart radishes, savoy cabbage, and yellow carrots, when available. The dressing in the recipe is quick to whip up, and you'll have a great dish on the table in no time!
Refreshing, tart, and fruity, this delicious summer drink is great on a hot night. And I don't need to tell you how yummy it would be with a boozy addition!
Eggplant, tomatoes, and basil are made for each other!
Polenta is without a doubt very easy to make, but packaged rolls of pre-cooked and sliceable polenta are so convenient! In this recipe the polenta is topped with sautéed mushrooms deeply browned in butter and thyme, then simmered in white wine.
These zingy pickled Brussels sprouts feature garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, and mustard seeds, and would be a great accompaniment to a Bloody Mary!
These refrigerator pickles have a nice sharp bite that increases with time.
Bring these along to your next picnic: they are quick to make and yummy to eat!
Shrubs are drinking vinegars that have been around since colonial times. They're an excellent way to preserve fresh produce, and are fun to experiment with. This particular version is less vinegar-y than many, and the tart rhubarb flavor really comes through.
This pickled rhubarb is both sweet and tart.