A 'shrub' refers to an undistilled fruit cordial or fruit mixture preserved with vinegar. The concoction was very popular here and in England during colonial times. Today it has once again become fashionable with hipster bartenders and is a very hot fad with upscale bars.
This delicious cake is just popping with orange flavor! Dense and moist, this cake makes a very satisfying end to a good meal or goes wonderfully with coffee.
This is definitely not a dessert for the faint of heart! This sorbet has some heat to it. For 1 quart of sorbet we add half of a habanero pepper - enough to make it spicy.
This beautiful cake is actually a twist on the old French classic dessert, Mille Crêpes Cake (a thousand crepes). The Crepe Cake looks very elegant but is quite simple to make - a couple batches of crepes with Chantilly cream between the layers.
Here is a wonderful gourmet pancake recipe for special occasions. Fresh lemon juice and zest give these cakes an amazing lemony flavor.
This is a beautifully stunning apple dessert that is the perfect end to a special dinner. This impressive tart is actually simple to make.
Cold gazpacho soup is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. This corn gazpacho recipe uses fresh summer tomatoes and sweet corn at the peak of ripeness. Here we serve it with slices of avocado and a pinch of cayenne.
Here's a wonderfully flavorful recipe for grilled shrimp that is easy to prepare. The shrimp are cooked on the grill with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Then you toss them in a zesty bbq sauce.
Nasturtium is a colorful edible flower that has a variety of culinary uses. Nasturtiums come in a lot of varieties but in general they have a savory, peppery taste. Here is a great way to use the flowers and make a wonderful flavored vinegar.
'Cooking with the Seasons' means using local produce that is in season at the time you're preparing your meal. Here is a list of what fruits and vegetables by region that are at the peak of ripeness in August.