It’s time for our annual Special Fork summer hiatus, when we rest and recharge. We’ll return on Tuesday, September 6, after Labor Day.
With a whole month of summer to go, here are some tips and recipes from the Special Fork archives and recipe database to see you through August.
Hot Weather Food Safety Tips:
Before you embark on your next picnic, take heed of tips from a registered dietitian on how to prepare, pack and keep food safe.
Easy Summer Projects:
Take advantage of the more leisurely pace of summer to try a new cooking project, like brandying some cherries or pickling some okra. Make your own “Nutella” or tropical fruit ices. This post gives you some quick and easy options.
Summer To-Do List:
Make a list all the culinary activities you want to accomplish before the end of summer—similar to New Year’s resolutions—so you won’t get to Labor Day and wonder what happened to your best intentions. Take a look at our list for some fun ideas.
How to Grill:
Through the years, we’ve shared lots of good advice on grilling:
- From my husband Steve: tips for grilling burgers
- From Katie Barreira: how to grill pizza
- From Andrew Hunter: how to grill corn
With farmers’ markets and produce counters burgeoning with the best fruits and vegetables of the season, make more salads, like:
- Tomato, Corn, Green Bean and Goat Cheese Salad, a recipe for one by Lori Powel. Multiply ingredients for more servings.
- Watercress, Strawberry and Almond Salad with Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette
- Melon and Prosciutto Salad by Marilyn Hunter
- Fava and Young Pecorino Salad by Katie Barreira
- Simple Caesar Salad by Ben Mims
- Spago House Dressing shared by Andrew Hunter
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