Keep cool and [garden] fresh this summer with these Garden to Table tips!
At Lajollacooks4u, we are all about clean, fresh eating and growing our own organic produce from our backyard garden. Since summer is the season for harvesting many healthy greens, we’re sharing tips on how to make the most out of garden fresh produce!
Kitchen Toy of the Month: Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker
With hot summer months ahead, there is no better way to stay fresh and cool than with Yonanas Ice Cream Treat Maker! This kitchen toy makes the best and simplest fruity sorbet. Simply freeze your garden fresh fruit, place them in the chute of the device and voila! Your sorbet is ready.
Chef Jodi says, “This is the most delicious sorbet I have ever tasted- and it’s the easiest to make! It’s gluten-free, Paleo-approved, and has no added sugars or extraneous ingredients, seeing as it is made entirely from fresh fruit. It’s the perfect summer kitchen toy!”
Man, oh man, your Monthly Must-Have is a Mandolin
You have your garden fresh produce, but how do you prepare it? If you’re in the mood for julienne veggies or are craving ribboned vegetables for your stir fry- using a mandolin is a must!
Chef Jodi says, “This is the most efficient kitchen toy. It’s a must-have! It smoothly ribbons and juliennes vegetables, with no fuss or mess! For preparing all of those garden fresh ingredients, this tool is so important.”
Secret Ingredient of the Month: Zucchini
Zucchini is in its absolute prime during these summer months! Chef Jodi has been pulling out the largest, most delicious zucchini out of her garden. Good thing, too, since zucchini is such a hot commodity with so many ways to prepare it!
Chef Jodi says, “Zucchini is great! Grill it, grate it, sauté it- it’s great on salads and delicious when stuffed. And you can even make a dessert out of fresh zucchini (see our Chocolate Zucchini Cake)! You have so many options with this garden fresh Secret Ingredient of the Month.”
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