Summer Cookbook Recommendation

I spotted this cookbook at an antique store back in the spring and practically swooped in on it. That subtitle!..."the bounty of the garden meets the sizzle of the grill"? That's precisely how we eat all summer. Well, this summer we're not actually gardening, as you might recall, but we're still eating like that...fresh produce and simple meals right from the grill. So, we have been trying out recipe after recipe and have yet to be disappointed in a single one. All fabulous! We have tried...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears. (Shown here all wrapped and ready to go on the grill.) The cookbook authors had these in the appetizer chapter, but I served them as a side dish. Hold me back! SO good!

Grilled Corn, Tomato and Red Onion Salad, or at least my interpretation of their recipe. Delicious slightly warm off the grill (corn and tomatoes are grilled), or cold the next day.

Chicken Paillard and Baby Green Beans with Mustard Seed Sauce. This was our dinner last night...delicious!

Rainbow Carrots with Cilantro Chili Drizzle. This was the side dish to our grilled chicken and grilled baguette tonight. I could have been entirely content with just a big platter of these carrots...and a fork.

I'm excited to continue grilling into the fall, because the cookbook has recipes like: 

- Skewered Chicken Saltimbocca (which we've actually already tried, but it's onion and sage combination was quite autumnal, and I can't wait to try it again)

- Smoked and Smashed Sweet Potato Soup

- Grilled Turkey Breast with Winter Greens and Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette

- Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Fig Skewers

- Acorn Squash and Apple Rings with Cider Jus

- Grilled Pears with Honey-Cinnamon Creme Fraiche.

Super happy to tell you that, even though I found my copy at an antique store, it's available on Amazon. (Not making any money off this. I just want you to be able to find it, click here.) Best summer cookbook ever!


  1. You have me wondering if we should buy a grill! With four little mouths to feed, we eat a huge number of vegetables each week, and being able to grill some would be really fun!

    1. Oooo! Grilled veggies are the best! Next to roasted, they are my favorite way to cook vegetables. AND the leftover grilled veggies are delicious tossed into a salad for lunch the next day.

  2. Speaking of roasting, that's how I ended up cooking the shawarma (basically the following recipe but with a bit more chicken, a ton more veggies, and half the olive oil - Thanks so much for the idea!


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