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Summer Fruit Recipes

Fruit Recipes

Summer is here and that means sweet, luscious fruits are at the peak of ripeness - peaches, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and more!

Delicious Fruit Recipes
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Rustic Blueberry & Brie Galette

A galette is a free-formed tart with hand-folded edges. Blueberries pair wonderfully with the brie cheese in this delicious galette with almost a cheesecake consistency. Dried lavender is added to the flaky crust for a light but exotic background that really matches the blueberries nicely.

Fresh Peach Cake

The secret to a great peach cake is using the freshest peaches possible at the peak of the season. If peaches are out of season, you can add a bit of peach schnapps to the batter to boost the flavor.

Stuffed Onion with Fonduta, Amaretti, and Sage

This is an incredibly elegant dish perfect for a nice dinner party. Lots of ingredients and somewhat time consuming, the results are very impressive and incredibly delicious! The roasted onions are stuffed with a mixture of pancetta, veal, herbs, rum and cream among other treats.

Beer-Battered Catfish Tacos

Catfish has a nice texture and great, bold flavor. It's wonderful fried. This is a great batter for catfish made with your favorite Mexican beer. Served with a nice crunchy coleslaw.

Barbecue Paella with Chicken, Shrimp & Chorizo Sausage

Paella is a versatile Spanish dish that can incorporate many different types of vegetables and meats. Classically, you need a base of rice, saffron, and olive oil. In this recipe we add chicken, shrimp, and chorizo (with an assortment of vegetables).

Carnitas Tacos with Apple Salsa - Spanish Pork and Apples

Here's a delicious twist on the classic pork and apple pairing. The pork is tender and delicious when slowly cooked and mixed with spices. Wrapped in corn tortillas, a salsa of fresh apples and jalapenos top these off.

Tomato Fennel Soup with Polenta Croutons - Summer Soup Recipe

This delicious soups is velvety smooth but quite hearty. Fresh tomatoes, onion, and fennel are roasted to bring out the best flavor, seasoned, and pureed. Served with fried polenta croutons that match the soup wonderfully.

What's in Season in July - Cooking with the Seasons

'Cooking with the Seasons' means using local produce that is in season at the time you're preparing your meal. Here are the best fruits and vegetables in July.

Moqueca de Camarão - Brazilian Shrimp Stew

Moqueca, a delicious comfort food, is a traditional Brazilian fish stew except here we've substituted white fish with small shrimp. This is a great use of smaller shrimp which is typically much cheaper than their larger cousins.

Top 11 Gourmet Food Gift Baskets for Father's Day

Gourmet gift baskets make a wonderful gift any time of the year but are especially welcome around the holidays. Don't know what to give someone or short on time? Almost everyone loves and appreciates the gift of food. It's hard to go wrong. There are thousands of gift basket companies, a few good ones and a lot of not so good ones. Here are some of my favorite companies that are reliable, feature high quality gourmet foods, and have good customer service.

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