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What is the quintessential summer food for you??

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  1. annsni

    annsni Administrator
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    What food do you HAVE to have in the summer and know that it's summer when you eat it? I have a number of foods:

    s'mores
    a good homemade pasta salad with farmstand veggies in it
    a steak on the grill
    well - ANY meat on the grill
    grilled veggies
    watermelon
    fresh peaches (signals the beginning of summer)
    absolutely to die for sweet corn
     
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    Anything that can be thrown on the grill, and a fresh salad (caesar preferably) from garden straight to the kitchen.
     
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    Watermelon
    Sweet corn on the cob
    Fried green tomatoes
     
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    All of the above ;)
     
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    Cold rice topped with sun dried tomatoes, sliced avocado and lemon or lime squeezed over it along with a sprinkling of pepper.

    Cold black bean salad made with diced fresh garlic, green onions, lime, rice, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro.

    Watermelon and more watermelon!

    Love peaches but haven't found any decent ones out here.

    Bean sprout and avocado wraps.

    Anything from the garden.

    Church burgers, but we have to be in Oregon for that and we're not. LOL Long story....
     
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    Oh Gina!!! Palisade peaches from Palisade Colorado....fruit stands all along the sides of the roads, freshly picked cherries, so many freshly picked veggies....Olathe sweet corn from Olathe Colorado....Hatch green chilis from Hatch, New Mexico...summertime is so much fun!

    We have our little postage stamp garden with tomatoes, peppers, squash, and onions already planted.
     
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    Summer? What is that? I don't think we do that here :)
     
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    Home grown green beans and tomatoes.

    Home grown strawberries, raspberries and loganberries with cream.

    Our son's bbqs
     
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    for me it will always be

    mangoes
    watermelon
    lychees

    prawns and Morton Bay Bugs
     
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    Strawberries and cream, and as Gina said, anything from our own garden (such as lettuce, tomatoes, beetroot, rhubarb, onions, gooseberries, radishes, blueberries - not hydrangeas, roses, daisies, and the like!!).
     
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    dcorbett, I will seriously pay you to send me some peaches! Are you willing? I send you cash so nothing comes out of your pocket, a little extra for the trouble, you send me sweet juicy peaches, we all go outside on the back porch and eat them and talk about how deeply we love you. LOL Sound like a plan? HMMMM?
     
  13. billwald

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    Same as winter food - ice cream.
     
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    Roger, you back in Ireland? If so you are MISSING the 102 degree weather we are having in Alabama today! :eek: Summer indeed!

    Fresh picked blackberry cobbler! Mmmm. Worth every chigger and mosquito bite.

    Homemade jams, jellies and preserves--blackberry, blueberry, wild plum, peach and figs if they are available. And yes, I make them myself. :)

    Watermelon and musk melon (cantaloupe for non-hillbilly)

    Grilled meats and lots of salads for suppers (starting tonight in fact)
     
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    Watermelon
    Home grown tomatoes
     
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    Bratwurst on the grill.
    Fresh homegrown tomatoes.
    Sweet corn.
    Watermelon.
     
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    Fresh, ripe, in season, watermelon and/or cantelope w/Valentina hot sauce over it (popular south of the border). I've got my first 'batch' cubed up and in the fridge now.

    But of course summer would not be summer without fresh garden ripe tomatoes, green onions, squash, green beans, sweet corn, etc..

    I actually grill year round (cook outside, eat inside).

    [edit] heheh, from reading the posts watermelon seems to be a popular summer 'comfort food' with most. :)
     
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    Home grown tomatoes

    Fresh green beans (we like white half-runners best)

    Watermelon and cantaloupe

    Home made ice cream!!!!
     
  19. preacher4truth

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    It's hard to say for us really what that is, since I cook on the Big Green Egg grill 5-6 days a week.

    Brisket, pulled pork, steak, whole chicken, of course burgers, salmon, are done often, especially the chicken part. Also ribs, smoked 8-9 hours at low and slow, fall off the bone good! Brisket is done at 40 minutes per pound at around 210 degrees. I do 16-17 pounders, and have folks over, man is it good.

    We also make pizzas on there, 100% whole wheat crust, romas, olive oil, and other things. The kids like pepperoni and cheese especially. You can't beat the woodfired taste, it is very very good. As a matter of fact we are doing it tonight, margarita style. We also grow and dry our own thai dragon peppers and use it (crushed red pepper) on the pizzas. It is way hot, and way full of flavor.

    One thing we love too is BLT's with the fresh tomatoes we grow ourselves.
     
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