Recipe: Peach and Raspberry Tart — A Summer Shabbat with Leah Koenig

Summer baking sounds like a contradiction. Who wants to turn on the oven when the temperature tops 90 degrees in the shade? On the other hand, the anticipation of fruit pies, cobblers, and tarts at the end of a meal make it worth heating up the kitchen. I found that making a quick tart with puff pastry is the perfect compromise on a hot summer day, and it ends Shabbat dinner on a delightfully sweet note.


What’s the Best Way to Use Up Homemade Strawberry Puree? — Good Questions

Q: A few months ago, I went strawberry picking and ended up freezing the majority of the strawberries to use throughout the year. I froze some whole berries, but also made four cups of strawberry puree. I was wondering if you had any recipes suggestions that call for puree. Thanks!


Now You Can Have Your Sangria and Eat It Too — Delicious Links

Sangria is a summertime staple, and rightly so — it's cold, refreshing, and makes good use of in-season fruit. The next time you're craving a pitcher of sangria (which, let's be honest, will most likely be this weekend), try the Spanish classic in cupcake form instead.

Red wine, fresh fruit, cake, buttercream — what's not to love?


Strawberries Aren’t Actually Berries. But These Unexpected Foods Are! — Ingredient Intelligence

You might want to sit down for this. What I'm about to say might make you feel like the rug is getting pulled out from under your feet, like everything you've known to be good and true in the world is a complete lie.

Strawberries – those sweet, bright-red summer fruits you love so much — are not actually berries. You might be surprised, however, by some of the other foods that are technically berries.


Recipe: Pineapple Salsa — Recipes from The Kitchn

One last salsa recipe for the month of July. This was a tester favorite — it went fast at the party we took it to. It's not spicy at all, although you can increase the heat by adding a jalapeño or two. It's mostly sweet, cool, and refreshing, with snappy red peppers alongside the juicy pineapple. Those who love a good salty-sweet combination will like this with extra-salty chips.


5 Ways to Swaddle Your $9 Peach — Tips from The Kitchn

When you've invested a small fortune in perfectly ripe and juicy summer fruit, the last thing you want is for it to get bumped and tossed around on the way home. Those bruises start to rot quickly, and you're either forced to eat them up soon or throw out that delicious, expensive fruit.

Here are five ways you can protect your precious cargo so everything gets home safely!


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