A white with 6 slices of corn on the cob, covered with coconut milk and a mixture of spices.

Spiced Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn is another of those perfect summer foods–sweet and crisp. And it’s even better when slathered with coconut and spices.

A pile of cheese crackers on an old metal grater.

Cheese Crackers

Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You’re awfully glad that we did.

Close up of a pile of zucchini slaw with carrots, squash, and bell peppers, sprinkled with parsley. 2 forks in the background.

Zucchini Slaw Two Ways

Never give zucchini away again with these equally tempting yet uniquely different slaws. You get to choose—rich and creamy or tart and sweet.

A jar of pickled watermelon rind on a rack with a dish and spoon beside it.

Pickled Watermelon Rind

A Southern summer tradition that makes a sweet, tangy, and cinnamon spiced pickle. Not too sugary or tart, they make a perfect snack.

An oval platter topped with spaghetti with raw tomatoes and a couple of spoons on the side.

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention its most splendid. Five minutes of effort yield a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Authentic grilled jerk chicken from Helen Willinsky that’s pretty much exactly like what you’d experience in the Caribbean.

A blue bowl filled with chickpeas, diced tomatoes, ditalini pasta, and parmesan, flanked with a crueset of olive oil and a bowl of Parmesan.

Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

A simple, rustic, and flavorful vegetarian dinner that only takes a handful of ingredients and 45 minutes. Also, it tastes really fantastic. What’s not to love?

A light blue plate and spoon on a wooden table, filled with quinoa, diced peppers, tomato, parsley, mint, and red onion.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

A plant and herb heavy version of tabbouleh, perfect for scooping up with lettuce. Hummus on the side makes it even tastier.

A white plate of zucchini linguine--with pasta, zucchini, garlic, capers, mint, dill, and cheese with a fork

Zucchini Linguine

This zucchini linguine is a panoply of summer abundance with summer squash and herbs crowding out the usual pasta sauce suspects. No complaints here.