Dark, sweet cherries and black plums make a delicious, rich jam, and the addition of bourbon or brandy makes it luxurious.
These yummy, sweet, tangy pickles take a little bit of work over the course of a week to prepare. They do not need to be processed in boiling water, but are shelf stable and will keep for 1 year.
Earl Grey tea gives this easy jam a subtle floral note.
If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.
Here's a perfect recipe to preserve some of this summer's crop of tomatoes.
This is a great summertime dish that's great for a weeknight, but definitely fancy enough for a dinner party.
Stone fruits are transformed when cooked. The fruit sugars are intensified, and they hardly need any sugar to make an indulgent, but still fairly healthful dessert. They're delicious on their own, but try with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a spoonful of creme fraîche on top.
Grilling or broiling the vegetables in this salsa makes it extra special. It will keep in the fridge for about a week, so double the recipe if you'd like!
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.
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 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 tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!
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!
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.
Celebrated BabyCakes NYC serves up gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and vegan treats in their bakeries, and this is their chocolate chip cookie recipe.
You heard that right! Parsley delivers a hefty dose of vitamin C and gives smoothies a bright green hue.
This is a super easy, incredibly flavorful dip. Serve it with sliced baguette or crackers.
Radishes get special treatment here: sautéed with snap peas and butter, then glazed with orange juice and dill! Yum.
These kebabs, marinated in a delicious coconut milk, lime, and peanut marinade, will definitely be a hit at your next cook out.
Bunched turnips are the small, delicately flavored turnips that appear in Produce in spring. They are delicious raw, or gently glazed as in this recipe.
A bit of cardamom takes this simple smoothie from everyday to unexpected.
A more sophisticated, but still just as yummy, french fry.
Marcella Hazan says, "Whenever I have demonstrated this dish, professional cooks...were startled at how dark I allowed the artichokes to get. But it is only then, when they have deeply and confidently browned, that they develop flavor, sapore."
Serve with crusty bread for sopping up the flavorful pan juices.
These not-too-sweet cupcakes have a moist crumb and delicate strawberry flavor. They are a hit with everyone!
This super easy fruit leather is fun to make and eat!
This Middle-Eastern dish boasts great textures and flavors and makes a filling meal all by itself.
So much more than the sum of their parts! The shredded coconut in these cookies makes them slightly reminiscent of macaroons, the oats make them hearty, and the chocolate bits deliver dark, intense richness. And they're made without eggs, butter or flour.
This is not a fancy or refined macaroni and cheese; this is mac and cheese straight from childhood, just yummy and cheesy!
Try these fast and easy drumsticks with roasted potatoes or a bean salad.
This satisfying stew is really quick to prepare.
This salad is already quite hearty, with dried fruit, toasted nuts, and lots of fragrant fresh mint, but could be made even more substantial with the addition of bulgur or couscous.
These just may be the most delicious mashed potatoes ever.
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
This soup will make you realize that sweet potatoes, apples, and potatoes are made for each other! The hint of lime juice and chili powder that garnish each serving is key.
If you love warm breakfasts but have tired of oatmeal, this quinoa will delight you! Double the batch of quinoa if you'd like, and it will be quick to heat up on those busy mornings.
This beautiful dish will have everyone asking for seconds.
Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?
Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.
Burdok, sweet potatoes, turnips, or other root vegetables would be good substitutes for the ones listed below. Avoid beets though, as they would turn your dish scarlet.
This is a fresh, flavorful salad to brighten up a winter day.