In the peak of summer, I allow myself to buy entirely too much produce. My house fills with corn and berries, sweet and spicy peppers, and the ultimate summer fruit — watermelon. Even when the fog overtakes San Francisco, I find myself cooking with the season. I often start noticing more stains on my clothes from the juicy peaches and ripe heirloom tomatoes that explode with seemingly every bite. While we’re still savoring a few more days in Sicily, I wanted to share some of my favorite summer recipes from the Turntable Kitchen archives. This collection reminds me of everything I love about summer: sun-kissed skin, finding sand in the cracks of your bag and cell phone, picnics, road trips, the 4th of July, beers on the porch, the smell of bonfires, dresses, and outdoor eating. Enjoy, and see you all soon!
1. Grilled Watermelon Salad
2. Grilled Padrón Peppers
3. Lemon-Rosemary Focaccia
4. Chilled Corn Soup with Garlic Custard and Shrimp
5. Fresh Strawberry-Blueberry Tart