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Simple Cooking: Chowing Down on What's In Season

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2014 at 3:45 AM
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When I think about summer, most of my memories turn to food. It's no coincidence since my family's home was a hub of energy and entertainment during the summer months. From the last day of school to the first of the fall, we had tons of people in and out of our house for summer cook outs in the backyard.

Out of all the food that was cooked, corn on the cob seemed to be my favorite. Why did we eat a lot of it during that time? It was in season, and therefore very affordable.

It was never anything fancy. Just a cob, coated in butter and salt, wrapped tightly in tin foil, then placed on the grill to cook. I can taste it now. Today, I've amped up the recipe a bit, adding paprika, chili powder and cilantro to the mix before closing up the tin foil to cook the cobs. When its finished, I add cojita (a type of soft crumbling Mexican cheese).

Moms, what are your favorite summertime dishes that are cooked with the season's freshest foods?

by on Jun. 23, 2014 at 3:45 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 23, 2014 at 6:18 AM

I love going to the garden and picking salad greens, a tomato, a carrot, an onion, etc. to make a VERY fresh salad.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 23, 2014 at 7:00 AM

I also like (not cooked) fruit salads and gazpacho.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 23, 2014 at 7:00 AM

cooked?  zucchini sauteed with onions and tomatoes in olive oil

batjmom
by Sarah on Jun. 23, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Fresh vegetables from the garden
batjmom
by Sarah on Jun. 23, 2014 at 7:12 AM
Kids love corn on the cob grilled
Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Jun. 23, 2014 at 7:15 AM
Love corn on the cob!
countrygirlkat
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

We love corn on the cob, berries and fresh fruits this time of year.

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Jun. 23, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I Love grilled corn on the cob!

Sisteract
by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Seasonal and local is the name of the game in my home.

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Jun. 23, 2014 at 11:46 AM

corn

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