Entertaining and Cooking

5 Simple Ways to Summer Up in the Kitchen

5 Simple Ways to Summer Up in the Kitchen

1. Flee to the Farmers' Market. Find the closest one, ride your bike or drive your car (bike preferred), and enjoy summer's bounty in the shape of tomatoes, peaches, berries, and more. 2. Basil = Summer. I can't think of summer without thinking of basil. And I can't think of basil without thinking of pesto. And if you're going to make pesto, you'll need some fresh tomatoes. See how basil equals summer? Made into pesto, its lightly pungent flavor, combined with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts and topping a tomato slice epitomizes summer.  3. Dine Al Fresco. It can be as simple as...

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