Fresh from the Garden!
Blog Post By: Brien Duffy - Food & Beverage Manager, and Chef Ben

Let's face it. Sometimes it's just not fun cooking indoors in the summer. Summer heat, heat from the oven, and possibly no air conditioning, can make a kitchen feel like a sauna and can bring appetites way down. However, we all know one of the best parts of summer is munching on fresh garden veggies, so we don't want to miss out! Therefore, we'd like to give you some fresh garden recipes which are light and refreshing.

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Tomatoes with Basil

Tomatoes are my favorite garden plant to grow. In my opinion, there is nothing that can beat the taste of a fresh-from-the-garden tomato.

To prepare this recipe, simply clean and slice your tomatoes. Then, finely chop some fresh basil and sprinkle it on top of your tomatoes, along with sea salt and olive oil. This is a great snack!

Rosemary Lemon-Butter Green Beans

Green beans are always in abundance starting in July and August, and we recognize they can get boring pretty fast.

Clean and trim your green beans, and then steam them. While the beans are steaming, prepare the lemon-butter in a saucepan by melting butter with fresh chopped rosemary, some freshly squeezed lemon juice, and salt/pepper to taste. Finally, drizzle the sauce over your green beans and enjoy. These are awesome!

Cucumber, Watermelon, & Feta Cheese Kabobs

When I think of summer, I always think of the smell and taste of a fresh garden cucumber. They're so tasty and so unlike the cucumbers you get from the grocery store throughout the rest of the year.

Cut your cucumbers into squares, add feta cheese, and cubed watermelon to skewer sticks, and enjoy. Simple, and refreshing!

We hope you enjoy these simple, but great ways to enjoy your fresh-from-the-garden fruits and veggies this summer. Have a great week!

-Chef Ben & Brien

Posted by admin at Jul 17, 2018 Category: Other
Tags: Bucks Run Golf Club, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Quarry Grill, Recipes, Garden, Vegetables, Fruit