As summer slides into fall, I find myself savoring the flavors of the sunny season. I am truly enjoying the last of the peaches, squash and corn until they come again next June. Late summer tomatoes, fresh herbs and citrus fill the final hot weeks. As the days get shorter, I am craving quick and easy meals that are not only light and fresh but feel special and celebratory as we say goodbye to summer.
Now that the kids are back in school and the onset of fall is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about easy and satisfying meals that cater to the entire family. This Summer Zucchini Lasagna straddles both seasons by highlighting the fresh in-season flavors of summer while encompassing a warm and comforting lasagna for those cool early-fall evenings.
Something I always like to keep in my refrigerator is fresh pesto. It is so versatile and makes putting a meal together really easy. Traditional pesto is made with basil and pine nuts (which tend to be really expensive). I like to change it up with these two recipes.