Summer Market Must-Haves!

Summer Market Must-Haves!

We've paired everyone's favourite summer produce with Stefano's delicious recipes, so that when you're at the market you'll know just what to do with all that corn that's so fleeting, and those extra berries you just couldn't turn down.

Whether growing or buying, people often end up with a glut of zucchini on their hands at some point in the summer. Which is just fine since they're as versatile as they are tasty. Add them raw to salad and pasta, sauté them, or turn them into pancakes! And don't forget about their delicious blossoms--get them while you can.
Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini, Lemon and Mint
Spring Vegetable Salad
Shrimp and Zucchini Risotto
Easy Potato and Zucchini Pancakes
Mozzarella-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Summer just isn't summer without corn-on-the-cob. We love it off the cobb too. Try spicing up your corn cookout with any one of Stefano's delicious grilled corn recipes, perfect for barbecuing on a warm summer night.
Grilled Corn with Chive Butter
Mexican Grilled Corn
Crispy Corn Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
Corn Relish

They're available year-round, but when are they ever more refreshing? Cooling cucumbers can be added to just about any salad, adding crunch to delicate ones and standing up to salads for potlucks or work-week lunches since they won't wilt in minutes under dressing.
Feta & Cucumber Salad
Carrot Cucumber Salad
BBQ Turkey Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dip
Avocado Tacos with Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa

In the winter, coming from far, far away, blueberries can taste like water. How exciting to have them bursting with flavour right now. They're a popular staple at any farmer's market, so whether you get tiny, wild ones or huge, round ones, just get 'em!
Easy Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Blueberry Chutney
Layered Blueberry Pie
Pavlova with Berries & Mango Coulis

Of course we can't forget about watermelon. Sweet, light and refreshing, watermelon is definitely one of our favourite summer fruits. Make your own Watermelon Snow Cones for an afternoon cool-down, or throw some in a fruit salad to end your dinner with a light and refreshing treat. Watermelon & Feta Salad
Watermelon Snow Cones
Fruit Salad With Fresh Coconut and Mint

Nothing says summer like fresh, ripe tomatoes. Most of us wait all year for them to be at their peak in late summer. Stefano has loads of recipes that call for this juicy ingredient but perhaps our favourite is the one that lets us enjoy their summer flavour year-round...his family's purée!
Stefano's Tomato Purée
Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes
Tomato Chutney
Fresh Tomato Salsa