Category Archives: summer

Grilled Scallops and Nectarines with Corn and Tomato Salad; Hoarding Mode

It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone and nearly a year has passed since Matt and I got married. Almost one whole year! A year of being a wife and enjoying the benefits of the kitchen-oriented wedding … Continue reading

Posted in corn, food music blog, Heirloom tomatoes, Musical Pairings, nectarines, scallops, summer | 9 Comments

Chilled Corn Soup, Garlic Custard, Shrimp, and Promises of Summer

Summer is always so full of promises. It is the season when everything is in bloom, sunshine is supposed to be abundant and everyone is just a little bit happier. This summer has been different–at least for those of us … Continue reading

Posted in blackberry farm cookbook, corn, corn soup, food music blog, garlic custard, grilled shrimp, matzo ball soup, Musical Pairings, summer | 8 Comments

Peach-Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Can We Do This Again Sometime Soon?

The first time I purchased a real vanilla bean, I couldn’t help but scoff at the expense–I could hardly justify it. Dropping almost $10 on 2 pods that seemingly had a limited lifespan seemed extravagant to me. And so, it … Continue reading

Posted in food music blog, ice cream, Musical Pairings, peach, summer | 4 Comments

I Send You This Peach: Summer Stone Fruit Salad

There is no season better than summer. Sure, other seasons have their charms, but from the time we are small children, we are instilled with a love for summer. Summer is being able to run in the grass barefoot. Summer … Continue reading

Posted in cherries, food music blog, Musical Pairings, peach, pecans, recipes, Salad, stone fruit, summer | 3 Comments

A Brandied Plum Clafoutis, Pour La Vie

I’ve found myself tagging a slew of posts with ‘summer.’ As the weather misbehaves yet again, I’m forging ahead with BBQ and picnic-appropriate recipes. Luckily, this plum clafoutis (pronounced KLA-FOO-TI), is actually appropriate for any time of year. A clafoutis … Continue reading

Posted in clafoutis, dessert, food music blog, French, Musical Pairings, plums, recipes, summer | 2 Comments

A Corn and Sweet Pepper Hash: Thank You, Sunshine

This past weekend was my favorite kind of weekend. The one I have desperately been needing in my life. Friday night was a get together with friends that included delicious drinks, followed by a long, 2-bottle of wine dinner in … Continue reading

Posted in Alice Waters, corn, food music blog, lime, Musical Pairings, pepper, recipes, side, summer | 3 Comments

A Fresh Fruit Tart: For Safe Travels

I was a picky eater as a kid, but I always knew my Ferrero Rochers from my Kit Kats. As any kid, I was happy with pedestrian treats, but I had a taste for the finer things in dessert life, … Continue reading

Posted in blueberry, dessert, food music blog, fruit, Musical Pairings, pate sable, strawberry, summer, tart | 5 Comments

Part III: Summer Goodies Dinner: The Main Attraction

I promised you a treat as the official end to our ‘Summer Goodies Dinner‘ series, and I do believe that I will not disappoint. With our light starter and fresh fruit-oriented dessert, I thought it would be only natural for … Continue reading

Posted in figs, fish, food music blog, halibut, main, Musical Pairings, polenta, proscuitto, recipes, summer, truffle oil | Leave a comment

Part II: Summer Goodies Dinner: First Course

I have been waiting patiently, very patiently, to tell you about this chilled watermelon soup that left me ooo’ing and ahh’ing. I know we started with dessert, but this (hopefully) will get you equally excited. Despite foggy, cold and quite … Continue reading

Posted in appetizer, food music blog, gazpacho, Musical Pairings, produce, recipes, soup, summer, watermelon | 2 Comments

Part I: Summer Goodies Dinner: Dessert

There are many glorious things about every season, but let’s be frank: summer is the kingdom of jewels. Or something like that, at least. All year long, I impatiently wait for the arrival of berries, stone fruits, tomatoes, watermelon, corn … Continue reading

Posted in brittle, dessert, food music blog, Musical Pairings, nectarines, pine nuts, summer | 1 Comment