Local food peaks in July, making menus easy. Much of what you’ll find is best eaten raw and simple. Give cherry tomatoes and blueberries a quick rinse. Slice cucumbers and larger tomatoes for salads and sandwiches. Go wild and sprinkle salt on a wedge of cantaloupe.
Enjoy set-and-forget main dishes like this month’s Cuban Black Beans by using a slow cooker or electric pressure cooker. It’s a simple and forgiving recipe on the stove too.
- Cuban Black Beans
- Brown rice
- optional toppings: chopped bell peppers, chopped tomatoes, Creamy Cilantro Dressing
- Sliced cucumbers
- Choose from a ripe peach (peeled first if not organic), or Slow-Cooker Peach Sauce, optionally with cashew or vanilla nice cream, or Potluck Pride Peach Cobbler from Fifty Weeks of Green (shown above)