What to Eat in June
Maybe it would be easier to discuss what not to eat this month. So many delicious things are ripe and ready now that it’s easy to eat seasonally. Head to the greenmarket with a large tote bag and stock up.
Strawberries, of Course
Yay! Those wan berries in the grocery store in December or January cannot compare to the sweet, scented wonder of local ripe strawberries. You can smell them before you see them. What is better than strawberries and cream? Maybe our Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberries and Granola?
Thirsty? Then try a this summertime favorite of our editor Eric Pike. The long, cool drink is made with its namesake, a gin-based liquor, and cucumber vodka. It’s refreshing and slightly herbal, just the thing for a long, hot afternoon.
Obviously you want to get outside, especially if your kitchen gets hot when the weather is warm. Solution: Grill your dinner as many nights as possible. And try grilling something different.
Ice Cream Cake
Consider this a deconstructed sundae: brownie cake, two kinds of ice cream (vanilla and strawberry), crunchy peanut butter, raspberries, plus whipped cream, sugared peanuts, and -- of course -- cherries on top. It's not the only ice cream cake we love, but right now we just can't get enough!
On top, a whole bowl of cherries -- any way we can get our fill while sweet cherries are in season. This crostini could be lunch, appetizer, snack, or dessert. Your call.
White Gulf Shrimp
Pink Lemonade Thumbprint Cookies
If pink lemonade is the drink of summer (along with rose!), then these little treats might just be the cookie of summer. Best enjoyed with a tall glass of ... pink lemonade or an iced tea.