Welcome to June

seasonal produce from June
June is most definitely the best month of the year. Seasonal produce abounds in the northern hemisphere, including fresh fruit, which has such a short window of availability in my neck of the woods. Even better, the shift from spring to summer highlights the best of both seasons: some warmth breaks through the crisp mornings and evenings; trees and foliage have turned a deep shade of green while gardens are bursting with color. We’re halfway through 2017, so why not celebrate with a delicious meal from recipes below?

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Bloomin’ June Cocktail

A rose and citrus vodka cocktail to ring in the best month of the year
June is a month of transition: the height of spring slowly creeps towards the heat of summer. Flowers are in full bloom as the sun shines brighter for longer days and shorter nights. There are some flavors and combinations of flavors that epitomize this shift in seasons perfectly. A few of my favorites are citrus and floral notes, which are both in abundance in this delicious vodka-based cocktail recipe: Bloomin’ June.

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The Best Potato Salad for a Memorial Day Picnic

A delicious twist on potato salad for your Memorial Day potluck
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer: grill-outs, picnics, and poolside lounging are all in order. Hopefully, there will be good enough weather to adequately celebrate! If you’re hosting or attending a potluck-style event for Memorial Day, I’ve got a recipe recommendation that is sure to please a crowd: Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad.

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Greek Spaghetti Squash

A tasty pasta alternative bursting with flavor!
Have you ever heard of spaghetti squash? Even if you’ve never seen the bulbous yellow fruit in produce aisles, I bet you can guess its characteristics from its extremely enigmatic name. When cooked, the flesh of a spaghetti squash can be removed in stringy bits that resemble… drum roll please… spaghetti! So why not make a delicious pasta dish tonight, and up the nutrition by substituting boring old spaghetti for some vitamin A- and potassium- packed veggie noodles?

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Garlic Soup

Luxurious and nourishing garlic soup for a health boost!
Garlic gets a bad rap sometimes. I’ve seen tons of tricks lately for mellowing its bite or getting the smell off of your fingers, and it makes me feel sorry for garlic. It rarely gets the positive attention it deserves, so let’s remedy that. If you’ve ever enjoyed the flavor garlic–even slightly–then you’ll love this luxurious and nourishing recipe for garlic soup. It’s so… French.

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Green Chili Chicken Pozole

This is the easiest recipe for Green Chili Chicken Pozole you'll find!
If you’ve never had pozole, the traditional hominy stew from Mexico, you’re in for a treat. This the easiest and tastiest recipe for pozole you’ll ever find! After making a pared-down salsa verde, you add a delicious combination of seasonings and spices a pot containing vegetable broth, hominy, and chicken, and set it to cook on low heat.

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