Summer Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Summer is salad season! The heat of summer is ideal for lighter meals including robust salads, like this salad of greens, some of them foraged.  In honor of National Pollinator Week, the third week of June each year, we are sharing this recipe that uses honey.  Thanks bees!! Summer Greens There are many to choose from for your salads – depending if you garden or forage. Once the traditional Southwest summer monsoon rains start (usually after June 24) there will be even more greens to forage. (Yes, I am an […]

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon meets the fruits and flavors of the Southwest in this refreshing summer soup. This melding of summer flavors started centuries ago when plants of the Old World and the New World melded in the Columbian Exchange.  And all this – just in time for Forth of July! Exchanging Plants We mentioned the Columbian Exchange in our post on Fennel & Strawberry Salad in June. Watermelon was another highly popular introduction to the Southwest, and various Native tribes quickly selected for plants that would grow well in their corner of […]