Grilled Panzanella (Tomato & Bread Salad)
- Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD
- 3 September
SEPTEMBER. How the?.
SEPTEMBER. How the?.
How are y’all doing this week? Friday at last? We’ve had a bit of a long week..
Mid-to-late August is hands-down my favourite time of year for cooking – the Farmers’ Market puts me into a practical frenzy – zucchinis are flying; tomatoes are being hoarded like it’s nobody’s business; yep, that’s me happily chattering to myself while squeezing plump cherries; and don’t get in my way, because I’m bringing home ALL.THE.PEACHES.
Fresh, juicy corn on the cob is one of my favourite summertime treasures. For the entire month of August, we feast on those golden ears at least three times a week.
Without fail, summer peaks and starts to wind down before I know what happened. So to squeeze as much joy as possible out of my favourite months, I try to make every day memorable or celebratory in some way.
I have a very exciting collaboration happening right now that I am practically beside myself about – and that I’m thrilled to finally share with you. Bon Appétit magazine has partnered up with Vitamix for several issues, and asked me to collaborate (squeal!) in creating some fabulous recipes to showcase the Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender.
Wow, life gets busier. I thought the new baby stage would be busiest, but in retrospect I had a lot of time to spend on my laptop, sleeping baby across my chest.
Happy 4th of July, American friends. After a gruelling 16 hours of delayed flights, mechanical errors, deplaning, re-boarding, missed connections and flying eight hours with a squirmy one-year-old climbing all over me like a spider monkey, I’m back from my last vacation traveling alone with a baby.
I love popsicles in the summer, but I wholeheartedly prefer homemade. So flavourful, especially when you take advantage of the ripe local bounty – strawberries, raspberries, cucumber and rhubarb are in season here right now, and I can’t WAIT for the peaches and cherries to appear.
After a few hours of stroller-cruising Vancouver’s seawall in the sun, or following a tiring day of working and running errands, I often crave something to drink that’s not just plain water. Something ice-cold and flavourful, but still natural and healthy – to refresh and rehydrate.