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Twitter #Weekendeats highlights: Summer produce galore

July 9, 2012 |  3:05 pm


This morning's #weekendeats chat on Twitter was especially colorful. Chat participants shared pictures and recipes for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables used in salads, desserts, tarts and more. It seems everyone is in the mood to make and enjoy light, easy dishes for summer. Here is a look at some of the highlights:

Lemons were definitely a favorite this week. Daisy Thompson of the blog Daisy's world shared a recipe for lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies, which she notes are especially good with a glass of milk. Mary from the blog the Food Librarian shared a recipe for Meyer lemon muffins, there was a lemon cake from the blog Deliciously Directionless and Stephanie Arsenault from the blog Global Dish shared a berry lemon cobbler with cornmeal topping.

Tomatoes were also a weekend favorite with a mozzarella, tomato, olive oil and braised fennel sandwich from Sycamore Kitchen, shared by @RE_LvTravel, an heirloom and cherry tomato salad with peach-basil vinaigrette from Daisy Thompson of the blog Daisy's World and a pretty tomato mascapone tart from Samantha of the blog the Little Ferraro Kitchen.

The blog Wonderland Kitchen shared an entire feast of vegetables with ways to use your CSA vegetables, including recipes for creamed kohlrabi, cold tomato and cucumber salad, beets in a sweet thyme balsamic glaze, five-minute broccoli and backyard garden string beans. 

After the chat, we ask people to upload pictures of their #weekendeats to our What did you eat this weekend? photo gallery. We'll feature some of the photos here on Daily Dish, so be sure to check back for more #weekendeats and #foodporn throughout the week.

Hope to see everyone next Monday morning on Twitter! It's sure to be a drool-worthy good time.


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Photo, from left: Heirloom and cherry tomato salad with peach-basil vinaigrette and lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies. Credit: Daisy Thompson