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Favorite Things: No-Cook Summer Suppers

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Our favorite things week continues with a non-recipe — because I don’t spend much time developing new recipes here at the close of summer. Pretty much everything found at the market or in our CSA bag can be served fresh or quickly grilled with a little cheese and few slices of bread. Why make things complicated?

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Here we also added some prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and watermelon from the CSA, and peaches from southern Maryland. The tomatoes and fruit were sprinkled with champagne vinegar, and the mozzarella drizzled with olive oil. A pinch of salt and pepper and we were set. Oh, and a loaf of Atwater’s sourdough, also from the farmers market. The boy still doesn’t like tomatoes, so I composed the ingredients as shown above and let the kids mix as they desired.

We’d been to a Good Food Awards tasting earlier in the day, where the kids went nuts over this champagne vinegar. Really. {Kimberley Wine Vinegars from California. Check ‘em out.}

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The tot stopped to say hello to one of her pickle ladies, aka Sarah from Gordy’s Pickle Jar. They had run out of her sweet chips, though, so I had promised her we’d have some at home (fortunately we still had a jar in the fridge). So, this was her dinner creation, titled “The Pickled Lady”:

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We may have eaten this meal a few more times this week…. and then we got more tomatoes and watermelon in our CSA bag yesterday, so I moved on to gazpacho.

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What’s your favorite no-cook supper?

Tags: at market · cooking with kids · salad

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  • 1 Shandra Locken // Aug 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    That looks delicious. I had a fabulous salad a restaurant in Reno once that featured basil, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and grilled watermelon with a balsamic dressing.

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    // Aug 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    @Shandra — Oh, that sounds so refreshing. Love watermelon and tomatoes together!

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