My college apartment was not exactly typical. In our entryway stood a six foot chest freezer filled with farm-picked blueberries, strawberries, peaches, and homemade apple pies. If you came over for spaghetti, the sauce was home canned by my roommate, Sarah. Pizza for a study night? Not unless we made the crust from scratch and followed it with homemade doughnuts hot from the fryer. And our only magazine subscription, which we eagerly awaited and read voraciously, was Bon Appétit.
Through the years I have not missed a single issue of my beloved Bon Appétit, and I make a special point to try at least a few of the new recipes every month. Rarely do they disappoint, and while many of the dishes still revolve around cheese and cream, they have shifted their focus to more sustainable - for the earth and the body - ways of eating. Which means that there are plenty of recipes rich with fresh, seasonal produce that require no modification on my part. My recent favorite is a zucchini salsa verde, which was a perfect way to use up the zucchini that are currently taking over my garden. We ate it heaped over shrimp instead of the halibut called for in the recipe, and it was fantastic. Even better was the next day when I slathered it over fresh corn on the cob, and used some as dip for my tortilla chips. I can't think of a more delicious way to eat your veggies.
Here is the link to the recipe. Enjoy!