I love cooking in the late summer!
Every meal starts with a quick trip to the garden to see what’s ripe – and then my creative juices get started!
Maybe we should start with spaghetti squash – tossed in butter and garlic and Parmesan cheese.
Or some fresh green beans steamed till just tender with a pat of butter melting on the top.
Or maybe a salad with some beautiful red ripe tomatoes and fresh basil and a touch of balsamic vinegar.
There’s even been a ripe watermelon or two – and one teeny tiny cantaloupe that ended up being one of the sweetest and best we’ve had all summer! Too bad there was only one.
Of course there will be poppers with our favorite Tam jalapenos. And fresh sweet peppers to dip in homemade ranch dressing.
But everybody’s favorite is the king of the garden –
Picked and cooked and on a plate steaming hot within an hour.
An all you can eat corn buffet.
It’s late summer in Iowa.
And we’re eating good!