August 2, 2013

On the Menu in August

Bayeux Market

August is finally here, and for most people in France this important date means that les vacances have finally arrived. For me, August means that it's time to enjoy cherries, apricots, peaches, melons, nectarines, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and all the delicious produce of summer.

The season is short, so I plan on getting into the kitchen and making the most of it!

Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pomegranate-Sumac Dressing (the Kitchn)
Tarte Dijonnaise
Cheese and Tomato Galette (Eat. Live. Travel. Write. and Dorie Greenspan)
Zucchini Carpaccio served with a Mozzarella Tomato Salad (Life's A Feast)
Stuffed Tomatoes
Eggplant Parmesan
Watermelon Sorbet (NY Times)
Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt
Cherry Mess (David Lebovitz)
Cherry Clafoutis (Ann Mah)
Fresh Peach Tart

Do you have any summer recipes to share?

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Mardi Michels said...

Thanks for linking to my galette :) Lots of yumminess in here - Tarte Dijonnaise? Yes please!!

Murissa Shalapata said...

I love this time of year too - cherries and peaches are my favourites and I love to add both in lieu of pineapple to homemade pizza with buffalo mozza, basil, olive oil base, thin crust oh and a bit of prosciutto & parmesan to finish it off.


Emm said...

Well, I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend -- drooling over all those recipes, making notes. Merci.

Ann Mah said...

Oh, I have my eye on that sour cherry frozen yogurt, yes I do...

Michel said...

Looks like you are going to be having fun cooking some very good food! Bon Appétit!

Jennifer Greco said...

Tarte Dijonnaise is a sublime dish. You must try it! Then let me know what you think. :)

That sounds interesting! Would never have thought of it.

Jennifer Greco said...

I hope you had a great weekend of cooking. :)

Oh...that is a truly heavenly treat. I know you have a new ice cream maker so you have to try it!

Jennifer Greco said...

I always do!

Katie Zeller said...

I've been making Mirabelle clafoutis like mad... But no cherries here. The season is long over and they weren't very good - too much rain. Beautiful produce!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Yum what a great collection
Shirazi Persian Salade is easy peasy - just cucumbers, tomatos, sweet onion all chopped + lime juice and dried Spearmint crushed on top.

Jennifer Greco said...

(I accidentally deleted this, Molly. Sorry!)

Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips

Love love love the recipes!! Can't wait to try the sour cherry frozen yogurt! Especially in this heat we've been having! A little sad strawberry season is already over but ooo do I love cherries and peaches!

Sharon said...

Slow roasted cherry times with thyme, splash of olive oil, honey & mustard. Served warm with a fresh baguette. The essence of summer!

Jennifer Greco said...

We've had a pretty good cherry season, thankfully! Never thought of making Mirabelle Clafoutis though. That sounds great!

Sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Greco said...

That sounds wonderful. Must try!

David said...

Hi Jennifer,

I'm setting up a blogger blog and like your comment page layout( is different from the default and includes a 'choose an identity' section. Could you please tell me how this page was done?


Jennifer Greco said...

I customized the HTML. If you google a bit, you'll be able to find a tutorial. Good luck!

Marina Carstens said...

Those look really good. Yummmm.