Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Cottage Cooking Club - July Recipes

My dear fellow members of The Cottage Cooking Club:

I hope you enjoyed our wonderful June recipes! Now that we are at the beginning of July and therefore into our fifteenth month of preparing recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall´sRiver Cottage Everyday Veg” we will be preparing recipes with summer produce.

PLEASE feel feel to substitute or add fresh, local vegetables to the recipes as I would love for you to get cooking with what you can best get find at your local markets this month.

Now onto the ten recipes for this month, our motto being "ENJOY SUMMER´S BOUNTY" and let´s  see those colorful summer dishes for the month of July:

1. From the chapter „Comfort Food & Feasts“:
Peperonata – NOTE: this can be served warm or at room temp, you can add it to pasta or enjoy with bread maybe as part of an antipasto spread (page 20)

2. From the chapter „Hearty Salads“:
Summer Couscous Salad (page 89)

3. From the chapter „Raw Assemblies“:
Marinated Cucumber with Mint (page 122)

4. From the chapter „Hefty Soups“:
Mexican tomato and bean soup (page 138)

5. From the chapter „Bready Things“:
Celery and blue cheese bruschetta (page 199)

6. From the chapter"Store-Cupboard Suppers“:
Green beans, new potatoes and olives (page 222)

7. From the chapter "Pasta & Rice“
Summer stir-fry with egg-fried rice (page 286)

8. From the chapter „Mezze & Tapas“:
Simple globe artichokes (page 310)

9. From the chapter „Roast, Grill & Barbecue“:
Charred baby leeks with romesco (page 336)

10. From the chapter „Side Dishes“:
Runner beans with tomatoes and garlic (page 375)

Please remember to leave a comment with your personal choice(s) by July 7th at the end of this post.

Please remember to leave a comment with the link to your blog post on the LYL post by July 28th.


And remember to "ENJOY SUMMER´S BOUNTY"!

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful selection, Andrea. I predict a very delicious month ahead! These are my choices:

    Marinated Cucumber with Mint (page 122)
    Mexican tomato and bean soup (page 138)
    Green beans, new potatoes and olives (page 222)
    Summer stir-fry with egg-fried rice (page 286)
    Charred baby leeks with romanesco (page 336) (But only if I see baby leeks; green onions aren't a viable option in my family)
    Runner beans with tomatoes and garlic (page 375)

    Wishing all of my American friends a very happy 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you, Zosia - I was thinking that your daughter who enjoyed the Ribollita last month might also enjoy the Mexican tomato and bean soup - I am curious to hear about the comments the both of you will be making with respect to that soup and, of course, all the other dishes!
      Wishing you and your family a wonderful month of July!
      I will post the Peas and Cukes as soon as I have collected some more selections.
      Thanks again,
      Andrea

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  2. Another delicious month! I will definitely do the green beans, runner beans, and bruschetta. We'll see how many of the others I get to. I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you, Jora - hope you are feeling well - nice selections!
      Enjoy the summer and many hugs to sweet Charlotte!
      Andrea

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  3. Will be taking the month of July off from the CCC. Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts at the end of the month!

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  4. I will not be making #5, 8 and 9!

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  5. Hi Everyone, here are my choices, it's going to be a great month! thanks, Cheri

    Summer Couscous Salad (page 89)
    Summer stir-fry with egg-fried rice (page 286)
    Runner beans with tomatoes and garlic (page 375)

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  6. Happy Fourth of July, Andrea. I will do:

    Marinated Cucumber, Celery & Blue Cheese Bruschetta, Green Beans, New Potatoes & Olives, Artichokes. I also hope to do the Summer Stir-Fry. We are beginning to get some fresh veggies and fruit up here in the mountains so may change up the recipes if I see something worth buying. Is that ok?

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    1. Mary, you know what my answer is to this...of course, feel free to use and buy any fruits and veg that you get in the lovely mountains - that´s what I always want you guys to do, feel free to change the selected recipes any way you want and according to what you can get your talented hands on.
      Thanks for asking and letting me know - I certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness,
      Have a great 4th of July and happy summertime cooking!
      Andrea

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  7. Starting with the Summer Couscous Salad (page 89) tomorrow and then working my way down the list - hopefully the heatwave will break, so my kitchen does not always make me feel like I am cooking in a volcano!

    Enjoy your summertime cooking and PLEASE come back and visit the Peas and Cukes for questions and comments and advice - I will post them after this holiday weekend!

    Andrea

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  8. Hi Andrea, the July selection looks lovely and appear simple enough to prepare with the abundance of summer veg. Since I'm just back from vacation I'll give a look to the recipes but for now shall look to prepare the summer couscous salad, marinated cucumber with mint, Mexican tomato and bean soup, and green beans, new potatoes and olives. Thank You as always for all of your efforts which are sincerely appreciated.

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    1. Peggy, you are quite welcome, dear friend - it sounds like you had a marvelous vacation!
      Enjoy your summertime cooking!
      Andrea

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  9. Hi Andrea, Not sure what July will bring for me time-wise, so I am only choosing the summer stir-fry for now. I'm hoping to add some others in because these choices look amazing. Have a great week/month! Betsy

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    1. Betsy, always delightful to have you participate!

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  10. I have a list of 8 that I hope to tackle this month. That said, I'll definitively sign up for:
    -marinated cucumbers (with my homegrown lemon cucumbers, which leaves are being attacked by mildew)
    -green beans, potatoes, olives
    -summer stir fry
    -green beans with tomatoes and garlic (first tomatoes coming in! Woo!)

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  11. Because my garden cucumbers will be plentiful…Marinated Cucumbers and Mint
    Green beans, Potatoes, and Olives, and Summer Couscous Salad
    Great choices, Andrea!

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    1. Kathy, thank you very much - btw the Summer Couscous Salad is utterly delightful!
      Andrea

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  12. Just under the wire...
    Peperonata
    Marinated Cucumber with Mint (page 122)
    Summer stir-fry with egg-fried rice (page 286)
    Simple globe artichokes (page 310)

    It all looks delicious as usual Andrea!!! Thank you


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    1. Well, it is still 7/7 in my time zone - hope you'll let me get away with it.

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    2. Candy, dear friend, I might be German but not THAT German...

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    3. I am delighted, Candy - the artichokes are getting a vote too!

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