So early this morning, I went out to my garden, picked the ripe tomatoes , fresh corn and assorted herbs and blended the corn separately from the tomatoes with a little salt and black pepper,to taste; poured each of the vegetable purees into separate containers; covered and placed them in the fridge for over an hour or longer.And there you have it! GAZPACHO!
And the best part about this recipe is that you can make this in the morning before you leave for work, and return home with a delicious gazpacho waiting for dinner!
This season, enjoy the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take the time to shop at your local farmers market and shop for produce that adds colorful nutrition to your Summer menus.
Nutrients are at their peak when produce is just picked , so fruits and vegetables from the farmers market is just bursting with healthy flavors.So here are some tips for shopping at your local farmer’s market:
Go early in the morning, when the selection is best.
Bring your own reusable bags and a cooler with ice,if the produce is going to be left in a car for a few hours
Try a new vegetable that you have not tried before, such as Japanese eggplant or gooseberries.
Select the most brightly colored produce, because it’s often the most healthiest, like yellow tomatoes or orange bell peppers.
When buying greens in bunches, look for leaves that
are bright and crisp.
In selecting berries, especially blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, make sure that they are firm and dry to the touch.
Always be flexible when shopping in a farmers market. Seasonal produce selection will change from week to week.
Make sure you talk with the vendors, because they know a lot about their products and may even offer a recipe or two.