Cucumber

End-of-Summer Cucumber Salad

I am fortunate enough to get to dine at some of the finest restaurants out there, and lately I have been finding the chefs featuring melons, especially watermelon, in their salads. With summer providing a bounty in our gardens and in the fresh markets, we have been having a virtual field day with salads: tomatoes and cheese, your typical garden salad and this, quite possibly the best summer salad ever, Cucumber Melon Salad. I took inspiration from those restaurants and combined some baby greens (like spinach and peppery arugula) with the crunchy cucumbers, fresh mozzarella and sweet watermelon. Over this dressing and a bit of chopped basil, rendering a burst of flavor and texture in every delectable bite. It has been a true hit for us, give it a try! Continue reading

The 6 Farmers’ Market Finds You Need to Buy

You know that moment when you walk into the farmers’ market and you’re almost overwhelmed by all the glorious fruits and veggies piled up everywhere you look? Yeah, we’re there. If my trip to the farmers’ market last weekend is any indication, we’ve hit peak produce production. I highly recommend grabbing the extra-large tote, then taking a trip to see and taste everything your local farmers have to offer. Be on the lookout for these six amazing fruits and veggies, then come home and enjoy my favorite ways to make them shine. Continue reading