Choose fruit with a fragrant aroma and flesh that yields a bit when pressed gently. If a peach has cuts or tan spots, or if it's rock-hard or mushy, don't buy it. Color has more to do with variety than ripeness.
Freshly picked yellow tomatoes lend a lighter taste and an unexpected shot of color to traditional Bloody Marys. If you like, pair the drink with a regular red version to highlight the distinction. To make a traditional Bloody Mary cocktail, substitute ripe red tomatoes for the yellow ones.
This red, white, and blueberry dessert continues to be a favorite at Independence Day barbecues. The fruit-spangled sugar-dusted banner showcases summer's sweet fruits, plus whipped creme fraiche and cream cheese -- all nestled in chocolate-lined pate sucree tart shells.raspberries alongside glazed blueberries
This light dinner is just the thing for an end-of-the summer evening. In minutes, thin cutlets get lemony taste from a quick marinade and smokiness from the hot grill. To complete the meal, serve with our Corn and Radish Salad.