A salad of tomato, mozzarella, and basil screams summer, and we love it in my house.
But let’s take it another step further: Add some freshly cooked corn, some arugula, and a hunk of burrata. And the perky tang of a simple oil and vinegar dressing ties it all together. Now you’re on the moon!
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A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire Saturday, officials said, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread.
August Seasonal Produce Guide
Hello August and welcome to month 8 of our Monthly Seasonal Produce Guides!
It’s almost unfair to offer a produce guide for August; it seems like everything’s in season right now, right?
This month’s guide is similar to July’s. As in July, you’ll find summer squash, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, melons and stone fruit. But by August, blueberries aren’t as plentiful—blackberries have taken their place—and tomatoes really come into their own.
By now, if you garden, basil has likely taken over your beds, so it a good time to start making pesto. Cucumbers also tend to grow with wild abandon. Bread and Butter Pickles anyone?
You’ll also see okra, eggplant, green beans, and peppers of all sorts—bell peppers, shishito peppers, and jalapeños.
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North Korea and the United States on Saturday sparred over an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June for the Asian country to end its nuclear program, as Washington called for maintaining sanctions pressure against Pyongyang, which in turn said it was alarmed by U.S. intentions.
Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon, where four people were injured in similar rallies on June 30, police said.