What We Love: Quick Summer Food Gifts


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Summer, and August in particular, is a time for travel: long vacations with family or friends, day trips to the beach or to the mountains, and shorter trips involving a picnic lunch or a BBQ. I’m a firm believer that one should never arrive empty handed, but right now I much prefer spending my time outdoors than in the kitchen, slaving away over a hot stove. This week, we’ve rounded up some recipes for quick food gifts to get you out the door, food gift in hand, in no time at all!

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Use all the amazing veggies coming into season to make these Mixed Vegetable Quick Pickles, pictured above. {from A Couple Cooks}

You will have to turn your oven on for these Gramercy Tavern Bar Nuts, but I’m sure the results will be more than worth it! {from Orangette}

A quick whirl of the food processor yields this Red Pepper Pesto. Spread it on everything! {from Cookie and Kate}

Avoid the time-consuming canning process but get similar results with this Tomato-Ginger Refrigerator Jam with Lemon Verbena. {from Food in Jars}


This Apple & Rosemary Buttermilk Quickbread has even got the word “quick” in the title! {from Local Milk}

Frittatas are perfect for any meal. Just throw your ingredients in a skillet and bake to get this Zucchini, Pea and Mint Frittata. {from Food on Paper}

Plan for some chilling time for this No Bake Strawberry Pistachio Cardamom Tart, but otherwise the time commitment is minimal! {from Spoonful of Flavor}

You mix the dry ingredients for this Triple Chip Oatmeal Cookie Mix in a Jar, but leave the baking to the recipient! {from Well Plated}

Photos courtesy of: Sonja and Alex and Beth.

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