There was corn at the farmers market last weekend. Corn! In June! Granted, it was only one stand. And really, it wasn’t even a stand, it was just a pick-up truck full of corn. But still: corn! That’s something to get excited about, right? (And clearly I’m not the only one who gets excited about corn, because there was a long line of people waiting to buy it from that pick-up truck.)
Obviously, corn went on the menu this week. As did blueberries, strawberries, and ice cream. Yup, it must be summer.
Here’s what I ate this week:
Oatmeal Chia Berry Crisp from The Spicy RD // I only used blueberries in mine because birds and ants finished off my remaining strawberries, but these were delicious! They’re made with coconut oil instead of butter, so they’re vegan too. I’m usually not a fan of blueberry tarts and pies and whatnot because the blueberries are so syrupy and way too sweet for me, but these were perfect–I sweetened them with just a touch of Grade B maple syrup.
Fresh Corn, Poblano and Cheddar Pizza // This is our little summer tradition–I make it at the beginning and the end of corn season because it’s just so darn good.
Roasted Strawberries with Black Pepper from Epicurious // I bought a pint of strawberries at the farmers market and when I got home, I noticed that they were already starting to go south, so I decided to roast them all. These were a little too peppery on their own, but they were amazing when served with ice cream.
Bangkok Peanut Ice Cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home // Oh, did I mention ice cream?! ZOMG this was so, so good. I had this cookbook on my Amazon wish list for ages and I finally ordered it a few weeks ago. This was the first recipe I made from it and now I kind of want to make a new one every week this summer.
Bow Ties with Broccoli Pesto from Vegetarian Times // Well no, these aren’t bow ties. But it’s pasta! And pasta is pasta! I also had to substitute some parsley pesto that I already had on hand for the parsley. I’m still on the fence about broccoli pesto. This is the second time I’ve tried it and I just don’t know. I love the flavor of broccoli, but something about it in pesto form just doesn’t seem right to me, texture-wise.
Kimchi Grilled Corn on the Cob from A Spicy Perspective // I grilled this on my grill pan and I was too impatient to get nice grill marks on it, but we loved this. Who would think to put kimchi on corn?! But it’s delicious!
Soft No-Bake Chocolate Granola Bars from The Pancake Princess // I exhausted my muffin supply this week, so now I’m having these granola bars for breakfast. These are so tasty and easy to make too! I had been meaning to make granola bars for so long, but never got around to it until now.
Roasted Tomato and White Bean Couscous with Roasted Garlic & Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette from Baker By Nature // I knew as soon as I saw this that I was going to make it. And I did! I used chickpeas instead of white beans, but other than that, I stuck to the recipe. There’s a lot going on in this recipe, but it all comes together beautifully. I sprinkled a little bit of merlot salt on the top, which sounds crazy pretentious, I know, but I bought it when we were on vacation in Savannah last summer. It’s vacation salt, okay?!
June box from Love With Food // I decided to subscribe to Love With Food and this was my first box. My favorite thing in here was the Do More Bar–it was like a coconutty Rice Krispie treat. Super tasty!
What’s New on the Marketplace This Month
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite summer barbecue essentials, including my wee bitty lime green grill. Because no, you don’t need a massive gas grill to enjoy barbecued food this summer! I also have a $5 off $30 or more coupon code for Abe’s Market, and giveaways for Bear Naked Granola & Stretch Island Fruit Leather, Goodies Co., two weeks of vegetarian meal deliveries from Blue Apron, and more.
Disclosure: The link to Amazon is an affiliate link, so if you were to purchase the delightful Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams book, I’d get a small percentage of the sale price for sending you over to Amazon. And the Love With Food link is a referral link, meaning that I’d get points for referring you. Delicious, delicious points.