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Seasonal Caprese Salad

Published on July 25, 2015, in Seasonal Food.

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As tomatoes come into season it is easy to make and improve on a classic, caprese salad.

You don’t need much more than ripe tomatoes, some fresh mozzarella and torn-up fragrant basil finished with a splash of buttery Ligurian olive oil and flaky salt. However, Tasting Table likes to tinker.

Here’s how they coax greatness from three ingredients:

The tomatoes don’t have to be red. Mix it up with tiny, tangy Green Zebras or sweet, lumpy, purple Carbons or whatever looks good at the market. For visual interest and differently sized bites, cut them in a mix of rounds and wedges. And don’t just salt the tomatoes, dress them in a tomato vinaigrette made from a base of pureed Sun Golds and vinegar-macerated shallots more from Tasting Table.

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Guide to Saving Money Buying Seasonal and Organic Produce

Published on April 19, 2013, in Seasonal Food.

Would you like a simple guide to purchasing seasonal and organic fruits and vegetables, you will find great money saving ideas on the Spa Finder Wellness Blog.  Guidelines help  you keep your food budget inline by listing what conventional produce you can buy to limit your pesticide exposure.  Other guidelines include how and when to wash, clean and prepare conventionally grown foods.

You can save money and choose a smart balance between organic, local, seasonal and conventional fruits and vegetables.

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Foraged Seasonal Food Purveyor to Restaurants

Published on April 5, 2013, in Seasonal Food.

Foods in Season is a purveyor of foraged seasonal food to restaurants. Their Foragers know the vast forests of the Pacific Northwest better than most people know their own backyards, their lives are attuned to the season rather than days on a calendar. These modern-day treasure hunters discover patches – mother loads of mushrooms known only to the elk and deer.

With Foods in Season nothing is forced, if nature is a little late delivering wild fish, mushrooms, wild ramps or stinging nettles, the results are always worth the wait.

Follow Foods in Season to discover what foraged foods are in season at the finest restaurants.

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Terramia Ristorante | Seasonal Cuisine Boston MA | Italian Menu Boston Massachusetts

Terramia Ristorante, located in Boston, MA, offers a modern Italian ever-changing menu incorporating seasonal vegetables and the catch of the day.

Tucked away on a quiet street in the North End, the maroon awning and open windows of this restaurant beckon to those with a taste for modern Italian fare. The specialties here include Maine lobster with raddichio fritters and wild boar sausage over polenta. The homemade Abruzzi-style spaghetti and the risotto should not be missed. Try the yellow fin tuna, pan-roasted filet mignon or fresh-cut veal chops.

For more on this Boston restaurant offering local and seasonal cuisine, visit terramiaristorante.com.

For more local, regional and seasonal cuisine, follow our blog seasonal-foodanddrink.com.

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Saltwater Café | Local Cuisine Nokomis FL | Seafood Restaurant 34275

Saltwater Café located in Nokomis, Florida is a family owned restaurant that takes pride in offering a fine dining experience in a friendly casual atmosphere. The owners are actively involved in its day-to-day operations.

Their local menu has over 300 items and features the highest quality of seafood, steaks, pastas, and homemade pizzas all prepared with innovative recipes. Chef Rolf has a passion for creating his own daily and weekly selection entrees with a European flair using the finest ingredients available. The raw bar showcases fresh seafood daily and the desserts offer a perfect ending to a truly delightful dining experience. A full bar and an exceptional wine list assures your dining pleasure.

For more on this Nokomis restaurant offering local cuisine, visit saltwatercafe.com.

For more local and seasonal cuisine, follow our blog seasonal-foodanddrink.com.

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Apiary | Local Cuisine New York City | Seasonal Menu New York NY

Apiary Executive Chef Scott Bryan brings his vast experience to the kitchen offering an inspired menu of seasonal dishes that use the best of local ingredients.

Apiary showcases a 300 selection global wine list and 20 wines by the glass. Apiary also offers an artisanal cocktail list focused on seasonality with fresh local ingredients and an extensive beer list of micro-brews featuring three drought selections.

Designed and furnished by Ligne Roset, one of the world’s leaders in luxury contemporary furniture design, Apiary is at once sleek and inviting, rendered by a delicate balance of organic materials, boldly colored textiles, light fixtures and clean, modern lines.  Ligne Roset has combined the austerity of contemporary design with the right balance of warmth, creating a space that longs to be returned to time and time again.

For more on this New York City restaurant offering a local and seasonal menu, visit apiarynyc.com

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