Seasonal Recipe

Summer Solstice 2019
Midsummer Day, Litha, Gwyl Canol Haf

When the Sun rises on June 21st it marks the beginning of the longest stretch of daylight on the wheel of the year. Allow the rays of the sun to warm and heal you. Watch the shadows play across your garden or yard. Smell the earth as it warms in the heat of the day. Listen to the insects call to one another. Taste the fruits of the first harvest. The Sun and Earth in all their glory bring forth the grains, fruits and vegetables that sustain us. Share the bounty and give thanks.

Summer Solstice Menu
Wine punch laden with fruit and berries
Summer spread with crackers
Grilled beef and veggie burgers
Stuffed summer squash
Burger rolls and condiments
Pasta Salad
Raspberries and Blackberries topped with fresh whipped cream and Mint leaves

Summer Spread
1 8 oz. block cream cheese, room temperature
3 to 4 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh herbs - chives, parsley,mints, dill, basil, lemon balm, tarragon
1 Tbsp. lemon juice or cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients and serve with crackers or hearty bread.

Stuffed Summer Squash
3 6-7 inch zucchini or yellow summer squash
6 Tbsp. seasoned bread crumbs
3 Tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Trim both ends of squash. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out center of each squash half and place in a bowl. Mince the pulp. Add the bread crumbs and cheese. Mix well and scoop into the well of each squash half. Place on a sheet of foil and grill until tender and cheese is beginning to melt.