Summer Week 8: Recipes

Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant Sandwich with Pesto, Tomatoes, and Fresh Mozzarella

Uses: eggplant, tomatoes (substitute cherry tomatoes)
You will also need: basil pesto, olive oil, mozzarella, bread or buns
Time: 30 minutes to let the salted eggplant sit + 10 minutes to cook/assemble sandwiches
Description: Hearty, filling, and delicious! Feel free to add basil leaves or another herb instead of pesto.
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Eggplant Lasagna

Uses: eggplant, tomatoes (substitute cherry tomatoes for part)
You will also need: tomato sauce, tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella, oil cooking spray (or butter/margarine to grease the pan), basil, italian seasoning
Time: 1 hour (approximate)
Tips: If you do not have Italian seasoning, you can substitute with any/all of herbs you have from this list. If you only have one or two of those herbs (fresh or dried), do not be deterred! We promise that it will taste delicious with any herbs you use from that list.
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Do-It-Yourself Oven Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Uses: cherry tomatoes
You will also need: --
Time: 4-5 hours (6 hours if using larger tomatoes)
Note: I made these last week with cherry tomatoes in our toaster oven and not only was it easy, but the tomatoes were divine! Feel free to add herbs, olive oil, and/or salt.
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Stuffed Eggplants with Garlic Sauce
Uses: eggplant, carrots, tomato (insides only)
You will also need: mushrooms, rice, garlic, herbs
Time: 1 hour (approximate)
Description: This recipe calls for parsley, dill, and coriander, but feel free to be adventurous and try other herbs (any from this list will go well).
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Blueberry Ice Cream

Uses: blueberries
You will also need: whole milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanila
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Easy Blueberry Cobbler

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Uses: blueberries
You will also need: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, butter
Time: 1 hour (approximate)
Description: Made with "a sweet, buttery, rich batter, with crispy and chewy bits. Delicious plain, but even better with vanilla ice cream."
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One Minute Blueberry Cobbler (Microwave)

Uses: blueberries,
You will also need: milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, optional toppings: whipped cream or ice cream
Tips: Try adding apples! You may want to cook them lightly before adding them to the cobbler since they take longer to cook than the blueberries.
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Blueberry-Oat Quick Bread

Uses: blueberries,
You will also need: flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, buttermilk (or milk), vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg
Description: "This quick bread recipe uses just one cup of berries and makes a slightly sweet loaf that's perfect for summer snacking."
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Caramelized Apples

Uses: apples
You will also need: butter, sugar, optional: yogurt or ice cream for serving
Description: The apple cooked with a knob of butter is a Tarte Tatin without the tart, many small caramelized fruity slices, an interesting contrast with a cup of plain yogurt as spring afternoon break, sitting by the window to smell the blooming flowers.
Note: This is a great method for preparing some of the first apples of the season which tend to be tart.
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Orange & Fennel Salad

Uses: fennel
You will also need: oranges, sweetened dried cranberries, olive oil, red wine vinegar
Time: 10 minutes
Description: You can substitute other dried fruit for the cranberries or omit it altogether. The heart of this salad is fennel and oranges. Chefs and food lovers everywhere can attest to the fact that fennel and oranges were made for each other.
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Scallion Pesto
Uses: scallions
You will also need: parmesan, pine nuts, walnuts, olive oil
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Cider Roasted Carrots & Apples
Uses: carrots, apples
You will also need: olive oil, rosemary, apple cider, honey
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Easy Pickled Carrots
Uses: carrots, possibly fennel
You will also need: cider vinegar, sugar, garlic, bay leaves, dill or fennel or star anise
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