A few dollops of cranberry sorbet in a white porcelain bowl.

Cranberry Sorbet

This pretty little number is sweet and tart and sassy enough to hold its own against all manner of menus, whether holiday or more humdrum.

Romesco Sauce

Romesco Sauce

Some consider this Catalan classic to be the great Spanish acquisition considering how it’s so very versatile (and vegetarian).

Apple Sorbet

Apple Sorbet with Ginger

Pretty in pink is this lovely sorbet, thanks to the inclusion of the entire apple, blush red peel included, as well as a little Geürztraminer for sweet sophistication.

A basket containing two Baja-style tempura fish tacos and some pickled vegetables, with a bottle of Pacifico on the side.

Mango-Banana Salsa

A mango banana salsa recipe? It may sound odd, but with its mix of fruit, chiles, and onions, it’s sublime with fish tacos, chicken, even tortilla chips.

A cocktail glass with a scoop of summer tomato sorbet and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Tomato Sorbet

Heirloom tomatoes go on ice for this simple yet elegant sorbet. Use yellow, red, orange, or purple fruit, but my all means, make this sorbet.

Four slices of bruschetta topped with tomato on a wooden cutting board.

Bruschetta with Tomato

Bruschetta rubbed with garlic and loaded with tomato are de rigeur summer fare. Pile heirloom tomatoes on the toast for a twist on the classic.

Scale Up-Scale Down Salad

Scale Up–Scale Down Salad

Whether you like a big or small salad, you’ll find it here. We think of this as an anything-goes-anytime-of-year salad. Swap outs are highly encouraged.

Four whole and one halved green tomato with a sprig of thyme and a couple of sage leaves to be used in the corn and green tomato salad.

Corn and Green Tomato Salad

For this salad, fresh corn, green tomatoes, and red onion are tossed in a refreshing Champagne vinaigrette. All hail summer!

A pile of fresh ramps on a wooden cutting board in preparation to be made into seared ramps.

Seared Ramps

It wasn’t until a chef shared her approach to cooking ramps that Renee started feeling the garlicky, leeky love. And oh, how!

A white plate with a mound of cannellini bean salad and a bunch of grape tomatoes on the vine.

Cannellini Bean Salad

Roasting grape tomatoes intensifies their flavor and makes them all the more enticing in this anytime-of-year vegetarian tapas.