Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/23-7/29

Weekly Wrap-Up

In case you missed them, here’s a wrap up of our favorite blog posts of the week. Read, get inspired, and get cooking!

 

Summer Braised Chicken and Vegetables with Heirloom Beans
This lighter take on braised chicken combines creamy heirloom beans with red bell peppers, corn and snap peas. It’s a great one-dish meal that makes for an excellent leftover lunch.
Recipe Roundup: Frozen Desserts
When it’s hot out, nothing is more refreshing (or better tasting!) than a scoop (or two) of homemade ice cream or icy sorbet. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite recipes guaranteed to cool you down in the summer heat.
Meet Chef Sean Brock
No one understands the importance of seed-to-table cooking as well as Sean Brock, executive chef at McCrady’s and Husk in Charleston, South Carolina. Keep reading to hear his thoughts on growing heirloom crops, southern cooking and the joys of preserving.
Crisp Apricot Turnovers
Bright, delicate apricots add an unexpected flavor to desserts, with a honeysuckle aroma that distinguishes them from their stone fruit cousins. Try these individual turnovers during apricots’ short season, which peaks in early to midsummer.
Summer Pie Primer
’Tis the season for luscious fruit pies. Learn tips and tricks for making pie dough like a pro with these recipes and step-by-step guides.
Grilled Vegetables with Romesco 3 Ways
Peppery, nutty romesco sauce is the ultimate summer condiment, adding zesty Spanish flavor to seafood, meat and vegetables. For a unique starter or side dish at your next cookout, serve the versatile sauce alongside an assortment of grilled vegetables.
Nectarines with Arugula & Burrata Cheese
Stacks of fresh burrata and sweet heirloom tomatoes are a much-anticipated summer staple, but for a twist on the classic, look to stone fruits. Their fragrant sweetness adds an unexpected contrast to the rich cheese. In this recipe, peppery arugula leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and slices of crusty bread round out a delicious hors d’oeuvre.
Recipe Roundup: British Favorites
In honor of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London (starting today!), we’ve rounded up our favorite British recipes. Perfect for hosting a high tea or a casual meal featuring pub favorites. Whichever you choose, make sure you do your eating in front of the telly!
Weekend Project: Homemade Granola
Granola is easy to make it home, and you can customize it to your own taste. Combine oats and your favorite fruits and nuts to create special blends, and eat with milk or yogurt for a delicious, satisfying breakfast staple.

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