July 18 weekly menu | summer table

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Farm Fresh

carrots, cucumbers, garlic, gourmet greens, lettuce, napa cabbage, onions, summer squash

What’s for Dinner?

The heat is on, and we’ve got some great outdoor grilling, a warm-weather Indian feast, and a first-of-the-season carrot cake. And with four bulbs of garlic, I’m certain it will make its way into every meal. Nothing wrong with that!

Friday – move over pie

fresh ricotta and red onion pizza (Deb Perleman, Smitten Kitchen)
gourmet greens salad

carrot cake (Cook’s Illustrated, The New Best Recipe)

Saturday – tackling the pasta maker 

fava bean pesto pasta (Portland Farmer’s Market)
big italian salad (Food & Wine)
garlic bread (Simply Recipes)

Sunday – birthday celebration, indian style

quick indian cabbage salad (Serious Eats)
chicken tikka kebabs (Bon Appetit)
raita (Bon Appetit)
naan

Monday – kebabs, take 2

grilled chicken, red onion, summer squash kebabs (Bon Appetit)
tzatziki yogurt cucumber sauce (Whole Foods Market)
cous cous

Tuesday – fruit & veggies

grilled salmon with red onion & nectarine salsa (Williams Sonoma)
grilled summer squash (Cooking Light)

Wednesday –  pass the margs

triple-berry margaritas (Bon Appetit)

roasted carrot & avocado salad (Deb Perleman, Smitten Kitchen)
chicken quesadilla with avocado-cucumber salsa (The New York Times)

Thursday –  everything but the kitchen sink

torpedo onion & summer squash frittata (Meatless Monday)
salad with balsamic vinaigrette (Cooking Light)

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