Fresh and full of flavor, summer tomatoes are delicious and plentiful throughout the season. At the end of August especially, there are tons of tomatoes to enjoy in the Pacific Northwest! It’s the peak time when tomato plants are ripe, gardens are overflowing, and the produce section is packed with the fruit. Some people —Especially those with vegetable gardens— find themselves with an abundant amount to eat. Good thing there are plenty of ways to cook and savor late summer tomatoes!
Tart, juicy, and sometimes just a little sweet, sour beer is becoming common and is a favorite for many! Same goes for fruit flavored beer. Simply enough, sour or fruity beer is made by infusing fruit or fruit juice into the brewing process. Sour beer is as refreshing as lemonade and might make you pucker up like such! While many types of beers fall into this category, they vary with the process and ingredients used. But if you want something new to try, any sour or fruit flavored beer should be unique at first sip!
When the warm summer weather hits, nothing sounds more refreshing than a fruity smoothie? It's both a snack and a drink in one! And smoothies are so easy to make at home. They’re perfect for sunny afternoons and go so well with outdoor activities and picnics. Cool and satisfying smoothies are great for families with kids and toddlers, too. Sneak in some greens like spinach or kale while you’re at it and the kids won’t even notice!
The combination of margaritas and tacos is hard to match. Tacos are usually light and flavorful which compliments the subtle tartness of margaritas. The classic duo of Mexican food and drink sometimes share flavors like lime, jalapeno, and of course salt: Margaritas can be spicy, extra sour, or nice and sweet to match your tacos. And the summer season is a perfect time to enjoy the light and refreshing pair!
Juicy, sweet, and scrumptious, stone fruits are quite a common sight throughout the warm summer months in the Pacific Northwest! While most of the year’s climate doesn’t accommodate these fruits, late July and August in Washington is time for harvesting fruit like peaches, nectarines, and plums. These stone fruits are easily cherished and enjoyed by everyone in the family— It’s something refreshing and delicious to look forward to towards the end of the summer!
It’s just about that time of year to get started with cooking summer recipes! With graduation parties, holidays like the 4th of July, and time off to vacation, there’s a lot of cooking and eating to be done. It’s a fun time to experiment in the kitchen and cook with an abundance of the local produce that’s available. This season supports a bountiful supply of fruits and vegetables that bring nutrients and freshness to your plate!
The sun is shining, the parks are packed, and it's time to celebrate summer with outdoor brunch! While anyone can appreciate brunch at any time of year, there’s just something about brunch in the summer. It’s an opportunity to spend the sunny hours of the day relaxing and leisurely munching away with friends and family. During the summer, an abundance of local fruits and vegetables is readily available to cook up. Why not savor the flavors of the season while enjoying the season's weather, too?
This year for Father’s Day, why not make it extra special with tasty summer dessert recipes?! Kids and families looking to celebrate the dad in their lives often show their love through cooking and food. And when it comes to dessert, kids, dads, and just about everyone should appreciate a delicious treat after dinner! It’s a great time to appreciate the sweetness of summer fruit and treats while showing appreciation for Dad, too.
Just in time for summer, National Corn on the Cob Day is coming up on June 11! Corn grows abundant and tall here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s usually ready for harvest and all over picnic tables and backyard barbecues throughout the warm summer months. Since corn on the cob is so easy to cook and versatile for many different dishes, why not take a whole day to celebrate the delicious local vegetable?! Tacoma Boys offers a variety of corn on the cob that you can easily cook up and savor with the fresh flavors of summer.
Schools out and it's just about time to celebrate with graduation parties! As high schoolers and college students get ready for the end of the school year, many are not only looking forward to the summer but for commencement. That surely includes backyard barbecues and munching on fresh seasonal food to get in the summer mood! And if you’re looking for a way to help them celebrate graduation, a spread of delicious food to try is a great place to start.