Back to the Roots Giveaway!


It’s Friday so I’m giving away mushrooms, naturally! #duh

Actually, in all seriousness, this is super cool, guys. Back to the Roots is a company founded by two guys in Oakland, California. Their short story goes like this: two dudes graduate from UC Berkeley, flip their noses at the corporate world and instead decide to grow mushrooms in coffee grounds. Sounds kind of crazy…errr…awesome, right? Well, I think so. Who doesn’t drink coffee? Who doesn’t love mushrooms?  No one, that’s who! And growing food off of waste? Pretty incredible stuff.

Here’s the deal: this kit here allows you to grow oyster mushrooms in about 10 days (in soil that’s 100% coffee grounds from Peet’s!). All you do is place it on your windowsill, mist (mister included in kit) it once a day and ten days later…boom!  Mushrooms.  Genius.  Cute.  Moldy.  All words to describe this super smart idea. Get on it!

Giveaway deets:

Leave a comment telling me what summer dishes you’re digging so far (I need some inspiration).  I’ll randomly (using my trusty random calculator) pick a winner on Sunday at midnight (EST).

Aaaaaand go!

Update, schupdate! Back to the Roots is giving ACK readers a 10% discount. Just type in this promo code at checkout: Mushrooms4me10

Winner UPDATE!! Sarah (number 124) is the winner! Yay! Lots o’ mushrooms in your future, Sarah. Thanks everyone for playing!

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  • Reply Dawn June 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

    What a fun giveaway! We’ve been eating a lot of tabouleh around these parts lately, complete with cherry tomatoes, red onions, and chevre. Also, inspired by your recent toast post, I’ve been eating an embarrassing amount of sliced strawberry & dark chocolate almond spread toast.

  • Reply Carolyn June 17, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I love potato salad the way my Mother made it… we’re eating our share of potato salad this summer.

  • Reply Arleen June 17, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Falafel on rucola with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and sweet chili dressing, complement this easy salad with roasted pine nuts and your in salad heaven. I’d love to see some falafel, chickpeas recipes? love the site

  • Reply Courtney June 17, 2011 at 3:48 am

    I’m really into kebabs and grilled corn on the cob. I recently grilled corn and then slathered it in chipotle honey butter. It was amazing! I also just made this fantastic blackberry limeade that just screams summer.

  • Reply Rachael June 17, 2011 at 4:00 am

    That looks like so much fun! I would love to grow mushrooms beside my herb garden at my apartment. Think of the homemade bolognese! Currently I am obsessed with grilling. Bacon wrapped jalapenos especially..I like coming up with different filling combinations. I have also been picking blackberries in hopes of making some ice cream and pies!

  • Reply Megan June 17, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I am digging tuna pasta salad. I’m trying to get fancy and come up w something delish. I added olives, radishes, and 3 different kinds of cheese last time that was pretty good.

  • Reply Erin Noelle June 17, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Yesterday we had pasta with olive oil, basil, garlic and fresh tomatoes. It was so light and yummy! We also had a cucumber and cherry tomato salad with items from our garden. 🙂

  • Reply Katrina June 17, 2011 at 4:41 am

    I’m digging anything salad. So good for summer!

  • Reply Danielle June 17, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Right now I have been having a lot of smoothies. I add banana, spinach, milk, flax, and vanilla protein powder. Nice and ice cold is very refreshing in the afternoon.

  • Reply Chana June 17, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Tons and tons of pesto with fresh basil!

  • Reply Lisa June 17, 2011 at 5:16 am

    I would love to win! I’ve always wanted to grow my own mushrooms! My favorite summer dish is a salad with seared scallops, grilled peaches, tomatoes, corn and some lime juice + zest. It tastes like summer in a bowl to me.

  • Reply Leisa June 17, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I’ve been making use of the summer veggies coming out: thin crust pizzas (with baby spinach, orange bell pepper, pineapple); big chunks of red onion, asparagus, bell peppers, and tomatoes tossed with olive oil/balsamic/sea salt then roasted; julienned cukes/carrots/red onion/cold rice noodles tossed with sweet sesame dressing. That sort of good stuff!

    I’ve never thought about growing my own mushrooms, tbh, but that looks super cool 🙂

  • Reply Amanda June 17, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I am all about the grilled panzanella salad. Stick your olive-oil brushed veggies right on the grill and toss with crusty bread and a yummy vinaigrette – YUM!!

  • Reply Allison June 17, 2011 at 5:41 am

    We just harvested our garlic scapes and I am digging the pesto I made with them! I wish I had enough to last all year!

  • Reply Cassie June 17, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I’m loving grilled salmon with different toppings. We did a fruit salsa for it the other day and it was fabulous.

  • Reply penny June 17, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Cold noodle and rice dishes. Korean bimbimbap, peanut soba, vietnamese/thai noodle bowls, and summer rolls. Great way to use up the new herbs and whatever vegetables you have hanging in the drawers.

  • Reply d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo June 17, 2011 at 5:58 am

    I’m loving Russian Eggplant Spread (Recipe here: If you have eggplants in your garden or can get them from a local farmer’s market it makes all the difference! Eat it on french bread, you’ll die!

  • Reply Kim June 17, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I am loving all the fresh corn that we cook out on the grill. So sweet and delicious. I am also loving fresh pesto made with basil and pecans. I can’t get enough cucumbers either!

  • Reply tina June 17, 2011 at 6:03 am

    grilled corn salsa and watermelon salad with mint and feta cheese. strawberry jams too 🙂

  • Reply Food for Todd June 17, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Spring risotto with asparagus, lemon and peas!

  • Reply DessertForTwo June 17, 2011 at 6:15 am

    This is so fun! We’re obsessed with growing our own everything 🙂

    I have a zucchini about ready to pick in the garden. I’m looking forward to grilled zucchini slices rolled up and stuffed with goat cheese and a fat basil leaf.

  • Reply Katie June 17, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I have been craving coleslaw something fierce lately. Something about the crunch and the freshness just screams summer.

    Also, I saw this in a magazine and have been coveting it since!

  • Reply Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean June 17, 2011 at 6:15 am

    grilled chicken sandwiches on homemade bread!

  • Reply Kimberly June 17, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Homemade ricotta with grilled crostini, bruscetta with grilled crostini (what is better than bread? Grilled bread), grilled chicken with oregano dressing (Bobby flay recipe). Waiting for more local veggies to pop up.

  • Reply Abbierr June 17, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Caprese Salad! Pasta Salad! Chicken Salad! Tuna Salad! I am sensing a theme here… Also, burgers. Pretty much any summer food is good with me.

  • Reply kim June 17, 2011 at 6:42 am

    if you ask my son…Popsicles! but for rest of us, we’ve been enjoying pizza on the grill with any toppings we can think of!

  • Reply robin June 17, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I’d have to say Caprese salad as well! And other yummy salads with candied pecans, goat cheese & sprouts (and other ingredients as well!)

  • Reply Brittany June 17, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Sadly, I’m eating whatever is in my freezer right now…I’m 24 weeks pregnant and having a fair number of contractions already (also happened with my first baby). I’m totally craving sweets, though, and I’d love for someone to come make me a big batch of lemonade granita to eat in the afternoons while I’m resting. 🙂

  • Reply Sue S June 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I’m loving anything with fresh basil or tomatoes in it right now. And being able to grill out again!

  • Reply Lisa June 17, 2011 at 7:07 am

    lots of corn dishes….like grilled corn cakes with beans and cheese
    and I second the tomato recipes…I’ve made caprese salad twice in the past month…mmmm

  • Reply chloe @ 321delish June 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

    SALSAS! I love making fruit salsas, black bean salsas, tomato and mozzarella salsas. They are all super easy, healthy and portable! so you can take them to potlucks or on picnics! Plus they are good for dipping or eating with a fork!

  • Reply Nikki June 17, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Really loving roasted cauliflower with garlic, just can’t get enough of it! Though I plan to start using my new basil soon.

  • Reply Jenn June 17, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Corn on the cob and watermelon. Getting my kids to eat anything else for the past two weeks has been torture….for them and me!

  • Reply Ashley June 17, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I love pasta salad with fresh veggies! Such a great summer dish! Great giveaway! 🙂

  • Reply Cassie June 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

    A grilled panzanella salad. My favorite part is grilling the bread and then rubbing cut garlic all over them. Yum!

  • Reply Iris June 17, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Lots of Vietnamese cuisine…especially homemade spring rolls…and Korean cold noodles, which is cool and refreshing in this summer heat!

  • Reply Julie B June 17, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I’m in love with a beet salad right now. It’s beets, capers, feta, with the beet greens.

  • Reply Amy @ A Little Nosh June 17, 2011 at 7:28 am

    That’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!! I’m feeling some italian bread, toasted, with fresh mozzarella, basil plucked off the plant, and sliced fresh tomatoes. Yum!

  • Reply Candi E June 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Farmer’s Market finds: goat, roasted beets, BLT salad, corn on the cob. And of course, the summer staples – grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with homemade potato salad and deviled eggs (from the Farmer’s Market).

  • Reply Bernadette June 17, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Lately I’ve been eating a lot of vaguely Asian dishes, mostly using up leftovers from the samgyeopsal we made for my brother’s wedding (he married an awesome woman from Korea). It’s been fun using soybean paste, sesame seeds, and chili paste on my vegetables!

  • Reply Tami Anderson June 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Basil Chicken Burgers with Pesto Mayo!<— I could eat this everyday but I'm 8.5 months pregnant and crazy lazy because of that so mostly I am digging pickles wrapped in various things like salami, cheese, tortillas, etc. heh!

  • Reply kristenm June 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Chicken pesto wraps and salads. Yum. I can’t wait tell my garden produce starts coming on strong.

  • Reply nona June 17, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I love watermelon salad with mint. It’s so refreshing!

  • Reply whitney June 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Oh, I am loving raw zucchini “noodles” tossed with slow roasted tomatoes, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon infused olive oil and salt to taste. It’s so quick and easy to throw together for a light lunch or dinner!

  • Reply Sherry June 17, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I’m really into trying new salads this summer. Like interesting combinations I normally wouldn’t think of. For example: green beans, pecan, penne pasta, red grapes, and bacon with a mayo vinagrette. Sounds stronge, no? But it’s delicious!

  • Reply Amanda June 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I’ve been making pesto pizza on the grill- whole wheat dough, pesto, corn, black beans, chopped up artichoke hearts and fresh mozz. Weird combo, but it works!!

  • Reply Donna Schoch June 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Fresh … tomatoes, cucumbers, fruit … refreshing and cool … so good!

  • Reply sk June 17, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Very very cool!
    So far this summer my fav dish has been the shaved fennel & zucchini salad with dill, from Super Natural Every Day. My fiance, who doesn’t love salad, asked for thirds. That just doesn’t happen!
    Also, popsicles. Wanting to try that cherry-tequila one I saw on Lottie & Doof yesterday….

  • Reply Jess June 17, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I am loving kabobs right now. So much variety and it is so fun grilling out.

  • Reply Jess June 17, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I am loving kabobs right now. So much variety and it is so fun grilling out.

  • Reply Natasha June 17, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I say something with basil. Maybe a basily berry salad? Yum!

  • Reply Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen June 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Anything with berries! We’ve been adding berries to salads, oatmeal, yogurt, ice cream…
    What a cool giveaway item!

  • Reply Adi June 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

    My favorite thing to make so far this summer has been ice cream. So far I’ve done vanilla custard and dulce de leche. Next is peppermint and lemon sorbet!
    As far as cooking…I’d have to say risotto, with whatever’s fresh at the farmers’ market.

  • Reply Clare June 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Oh my god. SO effing cool!!!

    My favorite summer dish so far is a quinoa salad with avocado, grapefruit, jicama, jalapeno, red onion, and peach. I top it with generous salt and pepper and a dash of agave nectar. It’s a weird, colorful mix of delicious flavors.

  • Reply Mika June 17, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I have to say it’s the pesto! It’s probably our families favorite summer ingredient. I’ve made it with quesadillas,
    pasta, on a hamburger, in a baked potato and on a pizza.
    It just tastes like summer!

  • Reply Jenna June 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Feta and spinach burgers with summer salads. Nothing better than grilling!

  • Reply laura @ glutton for nourishment June 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

    this is such a cool idea!
    my favorite summer dish has to be fresh tomato and bread salad. yum. yum. yummers.

  • Reply Erin Y. June 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Fresh salsa, with most ingredients from my garden!!

  • Reply Andrea June 17, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I’ve been digging the mango mint sorbet I made last week. Sweet, tart, minty. Perfect.

  • Reply Tatyana June 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I am loving green smoothies this summer!

  • Reply Ella June 17, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Grilled potatoes with a lemony mayo dressing. The recipe is from Susie Middleton’s Fast, Fresh & Green.

  • Reply ashley June 17, 2011 at 9:58 am

    grilled corn on the cob with chipotle lime butter and fresh sprinkled feta!!

  • Reply Tania June 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Juicking with my toddler who *hates* veggies: 2 oranges, 1 apple, 2-3 carrots, spinach + whatever else in season. YUM!

  • Reply France @beyondthepeel June 17, 2011 at 10:04 am

    That’s the coolest thing I’ve heard in a long time!

  • Reply Nancy June 17, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Grilled fruits and vegetables!!

  • Reply nichole heuer June 17, 2011 at 10:12 am

    i’ve been crazy about yellow squash lately. especially squash casserole yummmmmmmmm!!!!!

  • Reply Lauren June 17, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Fresh cherries all by themselves… does that even count as a dish? Idk. They’re delicious either way.

  • Reply Danielle June 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Wow, mushrooms in coffee grounds?!? I’ve got to try that. So far I’m using tons of tomatoes this summer. Delcious caprese salads and pizza margherita.

  • Reply Becky June 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

    This looks awesome! How stinking creative. I am personally loving the fabulous light lunch I’m currently enjoying. I took this recipe and subbed quinoa for the rice, nixed the bell peppers, and made it a delish nacho topping. It. Is. Amazing.

  • Reply Jen of My Tiny Oven June 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I am loving salads, so many fresh greens and berries right now! YUM!

  • Reply Jessica June 17, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I am loving orange sorbet this summer. Costco has great sunkist oranges and my Cuisenart ice cream maker makes it the perfect consistency. Love! I’m also loving this mushroom idea. How fun…and green!

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  • Reply Adriana June 17, 2011 at 11:07 am

    i’m all into making tons of ice cream and salads with lots of greens, peppers, feta cheese and strawberry balsamic. we even put the mixture (without the greens) on a pizza last night. glorious!

  • Reply kristin June 17, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’m really loving BBQ pulled pork from the crock pot. It doesn’t heat up the house and there’s plenty of leftovers. I also just had to get a watermelon and some feta. Spinach, watermelon, and feta salad is just too good!

  • Reply Sandra June 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Anything with watermelon. We always wait until my husband’s birthday on June 13th before buying any. We know they’ll be sweet by that date. I always start with seedless and try to use it in anything I can think of. The season is short and we’ll be dreaming of watermelon long after they are all gone!

  • Reply RoxiPapi June 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream! Not very original but it’s my favorite!

  • Reply molly June 17, 2011 at 11:32 am

    swordfish kebabs (and veggies, too!) marinated in lime and garlic! cooks up quick and tasty 🙂

  • Reply CheekyChic June 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’m digging anything with basil & tomatoes. AND…these mushrooms are the coolest thing in the world!

  • Reply Jorg June 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Reuben Sandwich. Corned Beef that I cooked all night on low. Sauerkraut, Swiss, and sauce (Thousand Island and Chili Powder is the best sauce!) all on Marbled Rye.

  • Reply Gina June 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Squash & zucchini! And hoping for tomatoes very very soon!

  • Reply Celeste G June 17, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I always love to barbecue in the summer. Kabobs are always a hit, from veggie, meat or fruit! and of course everything served with a nice cold glass of agua fresca or sangria.

  • Reply Nay June 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Chilled Ratatouille over Angel Hair pasta. Throw in some fresh basil for that extra Yum!

  • Reply naomi June 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    we’ve been making thick turkey sandwiches with avocado, romaine, cheddar, and chipotle mayo. amazing local bread bakery called Borealis. love love love.

  • Reply Jamie June 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    So far Strawberry rhubarb crumb pie and tomato and basil salads. It’s growing faster than I’m using it so far!

  • Reply Maria June 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Watermelon salad and rhubarb lemonade 🙂

  • Reply Leanna June 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Lots of turkey burgers, including a jerk turkey burger with mango habanero salsa and grilled pineapple. Yummy.

  • Reply CakeStory June 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    This is soooo neat! I just made a strawberry upside-down cake (Joy the Baker) on Monday. It was a looooong Monday with lots and lots of traffic after work and this cake was no-fuss, yummy and fresh! 🙂

  • Reply Paula Rodriguez June 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Oh my gah, I’ve been enjoying home-grown cherry tomatoes with salt and pepper. Favorite dish ever.

    Also, I need more fungus in my life.

  • Reply Michaela LaFond June 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    This is so cool!

  • Reply Jordan June 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I totally made a quiche last night for dinner. It had bacon in it (which, admittedly is not super summery, but it’s bacon–I don’t limit it to a season), but it should have had lots of veggies in it too. Especially mushrooms.

  • Reply Leah Gregory June 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Any kind of pesto with salads, pastas, and sandwiches! I love pesto… summer or not! 🙂

  • Reply Joan June 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Grilled asparagus, season is running out so any grilled veggie!

  • Reply M.J. Jacobsen June 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I love spinach and strawberry salad……..if summer ever makes it to WA state I will be making it!

  • Reply marie June 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    grilled fish tacos! ok i didn’t make them but i want to. they were refreshing and delish with a fruit salsa and cinnamon black beans.

  • Reply Elizabeth June 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    With an overabundance of zucchini, I made this up: Toss some cubed, drained extra firm tofu with oil. Cook at 350 till dry and golden. Meanwhile, sautee zucchini slices in oil with Baharat spice (I think it’s Moroccan). Mix tofu with zucchnin, as well as some feta crumbles and fresh mint. It’s delicious!

  • Reply Christy June 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Peach cobbler! And home made ice cream, woo hoo!

  • Reply Kelly June 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Probably fresh berries – I love them heaped on Greek yogurt and drizzled with honey.

  • Reply Zoe P. June 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I’m loving quinoa this summer. Especially mixed with kale, lemon, parsley, walnuts and goat cheese. Yum! Thanks for the beautiful blog, it’s always an inspiration.

  • Reply Leah June 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Those mushrooms are the best! How neat!

    I love watermelon in the summer — a really yummy “salad”-ish thing with watermelon: watermelon with marinated pork but and pickled watermelon bitters. A little bit of goat cheese for added awesomeness.

  • Reply Clara June 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    One of my go to spring recipes is a strawberry tart with fried basil leaves. It never fails to be wonderful!

  • Reply Katelyn June 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Fried peaches served with vanilla ice cream! An easy and delicious way to get rid of extra peaches even if they’re not in great condition.

  • Reply DK June 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Couscous, cucumber, feta, watermelon, oil, and vinegar. Perfect.

  • Reply Erin O June 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Cucumber chips with hummus is delicious, and lite! I’ve been baking chicken, and then finishing it on my stovetop grill with some homemade “bbq” sauce (ketchup, honey + hot sauce). It’s easy, quick + delicious. Gotta have bbq in the summer!

  • Reply A.J. June 18, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Last Saturday, I made Warm Strawberry Cupcakes; these are baked and served in tea cups. I would highly recommend the concept. This week I made a deep dish mix berry pie for my husbands birthday, and it goes well with whipped cream, ice cream and we even tried it with plain Greek yogurt.

  • Reply Eri June 18, 2011 at 3:56 am

    I have been making lots of different kinds of salad. I literally can eat salad all day long. Love them! Panzanella, Southwestern style chicken salad, grilled shrimp salad etc.

  • Reply homegrown countrygirl June 18, 2011 at 5:29 am

    SaladSaladSalad! From my garden! I never grow tired of it. (I love the story behind Back to the Roots and this is an awesome giveaway… thanks for the chance to get a mushroom kit!)

  • Reply Ali June 18, 2011 at 6:25 am

    I’m digging steak caesar salads.

  • Reply Samantha H. June 18, 2011 at 6:46 am

    A salad of strawberries, avocado, feta, and balsamic. It sounds so wrong but it tastes so right!

  • Reply Heather June 18, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Traditional Maine Lobster Rolls for me!
    Found a great site from Maine Lobster Direct and they ship live Maine lobsters to your front step. Delicious!!

  • Reply Maria June 18, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Oh cool! I don’t like mushrooms but mom’s a freak. xD

  • Reply Shay June 18, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Upside down Rhubarb cake. I know it’s technically a dessert and not a dish but…I love it! and it’s from my garden and totally yum!

  • Reply Rebecca June 18, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I love cooking my chipotle burgers in the summertime. They are smoky and spicy and delicious. Pair that with a nice, cold lemon bar and you have yourself a nice little evening. I also am sending you a recipe that includes oyster mushrooms so you can cook with your crop!

  • Reply Jen M O June 18, 2011 at 11:14 am

    It has been too hot to cook so we have been having salads and ice cream. We’ll have to break out the grill soon.

  • Reply Elina Bagumyan June 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I have been too busy with school to cook but now since I’m on my break I’m going to try and whip up some new dishes!! But my classic favorite dishes are chicken and mushroom Alfredo lasagna yummyyyyy!! And pretty much anything that has to do with eggplants 😛

  • Reply Giuliana June 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I always make mario batali’s fresh plum tomato sauce when tomatoes are in season. Takes just minutes to come together, and tastes better than anything that’s been simmering for hours.

  • Reply Sruti June 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    is it summer, really? we still have erratic spring weather in boston but we’re digging greens (spinach and potato, peas patties) and a ton of eggs (boiled, scrambled, omelettes with jalapenos and cheese)

  • Reply Dana June 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Pico de gallo, salsa, or anything grilled! Summer food is so much fun!

  • Reply Melissa June 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Made an incredible orange basil grilled chicken last weekend that will be entering the regular rotation.

  • Reply April in NYC June 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Gazpacho! I made it for the first time for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was a hit! It’s gotta be chunky, crunchy and cold, cold, cold!

  • Reply Katy June 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    One of my summer favorites is “Summer Tomatoes” from a Susan Branch cookbook–tomatoes fresh off the vine, sauteed onions and tomatoes, plus basil and cream–yum! I’m also waiting to try some homemade frozen deserts from cookinglight that look delicious–mint and watermelon popsicles–yes please! Anything with fresh produce and mint in the summer I love.

  • Reply Sam N June 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Anything BBQ’d! Especially homegrown corn and zucchini. I made your caramel sauce for the cookies yesterday and put it on apple slices. Yum!

  • Reply Miranda June 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Anything with watermelon in it!

  • Reply Linda June 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Veggies on the grill. Asparagus is nice, as are turnips, new potatoes, and even sweet potatoes. I’m really liking a simple salad of chickpeas and sweet potato cubes dressed with lemon and olive oil with some cheese thrown in.

  • Reply Sarah June 19, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I’ve been too busy with grad school summer classes to cook much recently, but I’m always a fan of a good stir fry. Also, brie and feta grilled cheese sandwiches are the best grilled cheese sandwiches ever. They’re good with some wilted spinach too. Yummy! Oh, and roasted red potatoes and asparagus – chop em up, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a liberal helping of garlic, and throw em in the oven until they’re ready to eat. Delicious and easy!

  • Reply Lara June 19, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Summer squash and tomato pasta with cheese. Awesomely delicious and super healthy!

  • Reply Danielle June 19, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Orzo with feta, spinach, tomatoes balsamic vinegar an olive oil! I make a big batch an literally eat it for almost every meal until it’s gone 🙂

  • Reply Abby June 19, 2011 at 7:22 am

    The recipe I’m current obsessed with is Deb at Smitten Kitchen’s zucchini and goat cheese pizza. It’s a cold pizza spread with goat cheese and covered in thin slices of zucchini and summer squash… I auditioned it the other night for a role at our upcoming family picnic and I can’t stop eating it!

  • Reply Becky June 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Whoa – what a crazy awesome product!! I’m hooked on strawberry spinach salads with a homemade strawberry vinaigrette : )

  • Reply Michelle June 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I’m loving grilled artichokes and asparagus pizzas. So yummy, especially when the produce is from the farmers market!

  • Reply Wendy Wyatt June 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Mmmmmmm….turnip greens, onions and bacon with lots of apple cider vinegar! 🙂

  • Reply Missy June 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Cedar planked salmon on the grill. The wild salmon is delicious now and my family can’t get enough of this delicious, easy entree.

  • Reply Andrea M June 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Spinach, watermelon and strawberry salad topped with crab meat. ah-may-zing

  • Reply Jillian June 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Grilled tuna steaks, spicy and medium rare!

  • Reply Sarah D June 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I LOVEE ina garten’s roasted brocolli!! YUM YUM YUMMM!!!

  • Reply laura June 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I’ve been comsuming large amounts of Jora’s Panzanella– there are no words for how good this is, and it’s so perfect for summer.

  • Reply crazyhealthplan January 7, 2018 at 6:08 am

    I love to eat wall roof salad

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