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Recipes tagged with: summer

Basil Infused Fried Tomatoes
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Basil Infused Fried Tomatoes

My friend Rosemarie gave me a beautiful planter of fresh basil and this recipe just happened in my kitchen.

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Doesn't everyone just love Strawberry Shortcake!  Everyone I know does and there is nothing better than homemade shortcakes.  It also tells your family or friends that you love them!  

Cindy's Note:  If you have the "big" sugar that would be great to sprinkle on top.  If not, just use your regular sugar!

 

Eggplant Salad
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Eggplant Salad

This is a summertime hit, yet great anytime! Make this salad a day in advance if you have the time. The flavors will be even better.  

 

Grilled Skirt Steak over Summer Vegetable Salad
  • Complexity: medium

Grilled Skirt Steak over Summer Vegetable Salad

I am not a huge steak fan! Not for a reason for the beef it is more of texture thing with me. Kind of strange I know but it started as a little girl.

Enjoy my Grilled Skirt Steak over Summer Vegetable Salad!  This is great for 2 or entertaining!  You can also use the leftover summer vegetables and enjoy a lovely omelet.

If you enjoy cheese then add goat or feta!

Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

I love summer vegetables and especially grilled then drizzle balsamic vinegar.  This makes a great salad for your next Paleo Picnic.

Cindy's Important Tip:  Be sure to take the time after you slice the eggplant and zucchini to salt and let sit.  I like to layer with paper towels and top with a pan for 20-25 minutes. This will drain the moisture from the vegetables and allow them to grill perfectly.  

 

Strawberry and Apple Jam
  • Time: 30 Minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Strawberry and Apple Jam

At the lake we always have a lot of fruit to make salads, desserts or to just cut up and put out when we have company.  (which is a lot).  For some reason both my husband and I picked up 2 one pound packages of strawberries.  

I try to do an inventory check in the refrigerator a couple times a week.  Don't you hate when good food ends up in the back of the refrigerator and it goes bad.  I certainly do!  

This weekend I think strawberry short cake will be a great dessert for our family get-together and we will pick up fresh strawberries but to keep the ones we have and before they go bad I thought about making a jam to preserve them.  Since there are 2 apples in the refrigerator draw I will be incorporating them as well.

Summer Vegetable Cerviche
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Summer Vegetable Cerviche

I was recently on Better Connecticut preparing my Italian Cerviche and I also made a Summer Vegetable Cerviche to share as well.  

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Zucchini with olives and sun-dried tomatoes

My grandfather had a large garden every year and there was always an abundance of zucchini.  We would enjoy them for every meal of the day.  I just love them anyway, but sometimes I just want it in a simple salad.  This is one of my favorite summer salads when using zucchini.  

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking