Take advantage of your garden right now, this time of year your garden yields all sorts of goodies. I trip out to the back yard can fill your basket as during summer harvest quickly as a trip to the grocery store can. Summer harvest fruits and veggies have a special quality about them, and when they come from your own garden, you feel a sense of pride preparing and eating them.
The ins and outs of summer harvest:
Blanching and Freezing- Those wonderful treats from the garden can be a bit delicate to properly store. Some vegetables emit gasses that can decrease the vacuum; some fruits and veggies are soft and can get squished easily. Check herefor tips and tricks to successfully vacuum sealing your summer harvest.
Sweet Corn Recipe- What grows on a stalk and is one of the best parts of summer harvest? Sweet corn! Make up a big batch with Chef Eric's Summer Sweet Corn Recipe here.
Compressed Watermelon and Cantaloupe Recipe- Once you discover compressed melon, you'll want to eat it all the time! Try Chef Eric's recipe here.
Grab a basket and head on out to the garden, bring the kids along and let them be your helpers. This time of year is only here for a little while, enjoy every minute of it that you can.