Is it July already??!! I guess the weather here in Salt Lake is in agreement that it is in fact July but I’m not sure if I am. I feel like I can’t even keep my sun-hat on the summer is flying by so quickly! Well the good thing is that as the summer progresses the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables available increases! Another great thing about this time of year is that it’s picnic season and I absolutely love bringing a bowl of fresh cherries and some finger foods with me to the park for a meal under a shade tree. Also, I went to the Farmer’s Market for the first time this season over the weekend and there were already loads of fresh fruits and vegetables to stock your kitchen or picnic basket. Here’s a list of what’s in season and some local Salt Lake City bloggers’ recipes to go along with it, many of which are perfect recipes for the 4th of July!
Blueberry, Strawberry, and Jicima Salad by Two Peas and Their Pod
Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam by Completely Delicious
Watermelon and Blueberry Granita by Taste and Tell
10 Ideas for Grilled Summer Vegetables by Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Rice by Oh Sweet Basil
Blueberry Almond Puff Pastries by Barbara Bakes
Mixed Greens Salad with Strawberries and Avocados by Cafe Johnsonia
Blueberry, Corn and Feta Salad by me
Black Rice Risotto with Fresh Peas by Project Domestication
Grilled Flank Steak and Market Vegetable Salad by Cookin’ Canuck
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PS… If you were looking for my Friday Travel posts, I apologize, my family was in town this weekend so I didn’t get a chance to post but I promise a treasure of a post this week!