Weekly Wrap-Up (6/24-6/30)

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In case you missed them, we’ve compiled our favorite blog posts of the week all in one place so you can read, get inspired — and cook!


Poblano Chilies Stuffed with Black Beans and Summer Squash
In this recipe, zucchini, summer squash and roasted chilies are added to the hearty black-bean-and-rice filling, which is stuffed into whole chilies for a light, summery dish.
How-To: Chef Ray Garcia’s Famous Bacon-Wrapped Bacon
Chef Ray Garcia’s bacon-wrapped bacon started as a joke and ended up as a signature dish. Find out how he pulls it off at his restaurant, FIG.
Grilled Shrimp and Summer Squash
This simple lemony sauce shows off both the briny shrimp and the sweet summer squash. For an easy side dish, brush slices of rustic bread with olive oil, then grill them alongside the shrimp and squash until golden grill marks form.
Heirloom Tomato Salsa Fresca
Discover why heirloom tomatoes taste so amazing with this glimpse into their food history, and find a recipe for a new twist on your typical salsa fresca.
Cooking with Beer
Beer isn’t just for sipping at summer gatherings — it can be an ingredient, too. Try using one of your favorite brews in the recipes below, and save the rest of the bottle for the chef.
Chef Ray Garcia’s Roasted Tomato Soup
In this recipe from Chef Ray Garcia of FIG restaurant, roasting further concentrates the flavor of these early harvested tomatoes.
Summer Preserving Primer
Preserving allows you to capture the essence of fruits and vegetables at their peak and enjoy that freshness year-round. Here, we have everything you need to get started — from the tools to recipes and how-to guides.
Fourth of July Cookout
Celebrate the red, white and blue with this festive menu that features old-fashioned favorites plus fresh new ideas. Offering something for every taste, this meal is perfect for a gathering of family and friends.
Weekend Project: Strawberry Preserves
Summer strawberries are at their sweetest this time of year. Make the most of their delicious flavor with this recipe for Strawberry Preserves, developed for us by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton of Canal House.

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