Tried and True Summer Favorites!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Late last night, as I was waiting for a galette to come out of the oven to take to friends for dinner tonight - Happy 4th of July!! - I started thinking about our favorite summer recipes. To celebrate special occasions or just enjoy al fresco whenever possible.

Happy to share this space with a small round up of some of our favorite recipes during the hot Summer months.

Grilled Shrimp W/ Feta Dill Sauce

Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Feta Dill Sauce from Food & Wine Magazine.

BBQ Chicken

Mama's BBQ Chicken and Watercress, Walnut, Roquefort Salad (bottom left corner) from Virginia Willis' Basic To Brlliant Y'all (Ten Speed Press).

Classic

An ultra simple but nonetheless belly-good classic burger...

Fennel, Zucchini, Dill & Arugula Salad

Shaved Fennel Salad, From Heidi Swanson's Supernatural Everyday.

Quinoa and Fig Tabouleh

Quinoa and Fig Tabouleh.

Thai Burger

Thai Turkey Burgers, from Food & Wine Magazine.

It Was A Very Good Cake

Blueberries and Cream Layer Cake...or what's left of it if you make it...!

Mixed Berries Sorbet

Mixed Berries Sorbet....So so refreshing!

Happy Independence Day!

All pictures © Helene Dujardin Photography.

20 comments:

A Thought For Food said...

A very happy Fourth to you! These recipes look stellar!

Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden said...

Happy Fourth of July. Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes and inspirational images. M

Cindy Martin said...

Wonderful post of awesomeness, Helene! I will def. give these a try! Happy 4th to you and yours! xx

Jeanine said...

Ooh, the fig tabouleh looks amazing and right on time - I have a basked of figs that I was just wondering what to do with...

Aimee Giese said...

PERFECTION!!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

Happy 4th and what a great roundup of beautiful recipes & photos!

wendy@chezchloe said...

What a gorgeous well-rounded round up! Meat, veggies, gluten free, fat free, sweet tooth... and beautiful photos. I'm an avid quinoa eater- today with lime, cilantro, peppers and grilled shrimp (thx to your photo here). Next quinoa salad will be sporting figs and mint. Can't say I would have thought of that one on my own...Happy 4th.

bakingbeardy said...

So impressed! I could maybe do one of those, not all!

bakingbeardy said...

Goodness, all the deliciousness! I could maybe do one, not all!

Jaime said...

Great array of dishes and stunning photography! Happy Independence Day x

p/s - I have that same plate from Zara! ;-)

SkinnyMommy said...

Everything looks beautiful! Seriously you are such a talented photographer!

Helene said...

Jaime: not sure which plate you are mentioning but none of my wares are from Zara.

Thanks everyone!

Riley said...

I've made those shrimp skewers more times than I can count! They really are delicious!

Helene said...

Stunning pictures! Can't wait to try the recipes. Thanks!

Full Flavored Life said...

Can't wait to try the quinoa and fig tabouleh. Looks great!

Kim Bee said...

That BBQ chicken is calling my name.

Susie Hunt said...

It's a cold Wintery day here, but I'm still wondering which of your Summer favourites I should try first. They all look so bright and packed with flavour.

Dannii @Hungry Healthy Happy said...

That chicken looks incredible!

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