What foods do you consider essential in the summer?
My list would include:
Peaches fresh picked from a local orchard.
Homemade ice cream...preferably vanilla with vanilla beans.
Vine ripened tomatoes from my garden.
Iced tea...hibiscus and mint with fresh fruit.
Corn picked and eaten that day. My friend Wendy graciously does a corn run each summer to Szalays Farm--the corn never disappoints.
P.S. this is a partial list.
Pat Bennett is the founder and President of Pat's Granola, a Cleveland based food and collaborative lifestyle brand. Pat's Granola is sold online at www.patsgranola.com and is also available at select Northeast Ohio businesses including:
Troubadour Coffee Roasters www.troubadourcoffeeroasters.com
Sports and Spine Physical Therapy www.sportspine.com
Locle Box www.loclebox.com
Made Cleveland www.madecleveland.com
Nature's Oasis Lakewood www.naturesoasis.com
Happy Cows Group Share Happy Cows Group Share
Sweet Bean Candies Sweet Bean Candies
The Bake Shop and Cafe The Roaming Biscuit
Marketwagon NEO MarketWagon
The Corner The Corner at The Van Aken District
NEW! Farmers Feast at BottleHouse Brewery & Meadery
NEW Heritage Coffee, Solon
Pat's October 29 appearance on New Day Cleveland
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