1. Bring home a basket of summer peaches and try something new: Roasted Corn with Grilled Peaches and Maple Cream.
?2. Grill slices of oranges, lemons, and limes to add a burst of interesting flavor to tea, lemonade, sangria – and seafood and vinaigrettes, too!
3. Whip up a vegetarian protein salad: Chickpeas, avocado, corn, tomatoes, nuts, and ricotta salata make a bright and filling summer salad. (Unfamiliar with ricotta salata? It is ricotta cheese that has salt added to it and is pressed to lose moisture and make it crumbly.)
4. Tired of green smoothies? Mix a green cocktail! Try the After the Snow cocktail featuring pisco, a Chilean spirit made with native grapes. Muddle in a cocktail shaker: 4 seedless white grapes, 2 inches of celery, 2 oz. pisco, 1 oz. fresh lemon juice, 1 oz. simple syrup, and 1/4 tsp. lime zest. Pour over crushed ice and garish with extra grapes and celery leaves.
5. Sip a Saison: If you haven’t yet tried this style of beer during Beer Fest, wait – what do you mean you haven't tried a Saison yet? Come on in and give it a try! Once on verge of extinction, Saisons are back in grand fashion, embraced by craft brewers enamored with its tart and slightly sour flavor. Try Jester King Biere de Miel with flavor notes of lemon, orange, and honey.
Miso will keep up to 12 months in the fridge. So go ahead and try that new warm weather chicken miso soup you saw with no worries about having some leftover. You'll have plenty of time to use it up.
Daily Journal, June 27, 2016
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Craft Beer & Brewing, June-July
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