Five Recipes for Your Farmer’s Market Finds

Summer is the perfect time of year to find some of the best ingredients.

Summer is the perfect time of year to find some of the best ingredients.

Hello friends!

I hope you’ve been having a fantastic summer so far. On my end, it’s been quite busy due to a few Goliath projects, including the start-up of a new job and a big move on the horizon. As a result, I’ve had to borrow into a bit of my blogging time to get these other priorities taken care of.

But how I miss all of you! So fear not, as once I’ve gotten these other affairs in order, I’ll be back on track to post more ideas for homemade goodies of awesomeness.

In the meantime, I hope you can take advantage of all the fun times and yummy foods – especially from your local farmer’s market – during this beautiful time of the year. And no doubt you’ll have some great opportunities to celebrate any occasion on the horizon, which is the perfect reason to make some homemade food gifts. So to help inspire you, I’ve put together a list of my favorite posts from last year, which were inspired by some ingredients found at my local farmer’s market.

Enjoy the summer!

XO,
Melissa 🙂

Pickled Crudités

With the bounty of summer vegetables, try this quick pickling method. These are great on their own, in salads, or over burgers.

Pickled Crudités: A vegetable safari in a jar.

Pickled Crudités: A vegetable safari in a jar.

 

Tarragon and Chamomile Infused Vinegar

Take advantage of the fresh herbs available. Tarragon is a common summer herb, and when combined with chamomile in this vinegar, you’ve got a winning flavor profile that works great for salad dressings, bread dipping sauces, to marinades for the grill.

Not only is this beautiful gift sure to impress someone, it's also a versatile and delicious staple.

Tarragon and Chamomile Infused Vinegar: Not only is this beautiful gift sure to impress someone, it’s also a versatile and delicious staple.

 

Pickled Red Onions

One cannot forget the juicy, tart flavor of this tasty condiment. These are a must for your summer foods and add the perfect pop of tang to your salads, burgers and tacos.

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions: Bright, vibrant and colorful.

 

Peach Melba Sauce

Stone fruits are everywhere, so be sure to capture their juicy peak perfection in a jar for those cold winter months!

A jar of Peach Melba Sauce would make a great welcome gift for your new neighbor.

Peach Melba Sauce: A great welcome gift for your new neighbor!

 

Lavender and Honey Butter

Perfect for those fresh baked goodies, this sweet, floral butter is a beautiful staple for your sunny picnics. Edible lavender can often be found in the markets during the summer season, but don’t worry if you can’t find it: just swap it with another herb, like basil.

Lavender and honey adds a sweet and floral take to traditional butter.

Lavender and Honey Butter: A sweet and floral take to traditional butter.

 

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