I love filling up my plate with a rainbow of fruits and veggies, and this month it couldn’t be easier to do! The market is bursting at the seams with green lettuce, red, orange and yellow peppers, purple eggplant – and who could forget those juicy blackberries! Here are a few of the seasonal items that I’m looking forward to cooking in July, and the recipes I’ll be making with them:

Bell Peppers

Foxes Love Lemons Bell Pepper Quiche with Pine Nut Crust2

This Bell Pepper Quiche with Pine Nut Crust is a showstopper. It’s the perfect addition to any summer brunch spread.


lettuce cups

Greens are big, leafy and beautiful this month. I always get carried away and buy more than I can eat. This recipe for Curried Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups is a delicious way to use them up!

Fresh Herbs


Fresh herbs pack a punch of flavor this month – a sprinkle of chopped cilantro or parsley can elevate any dish. Try making this Gremolata Butter to top grilled steak for dinner.



Potatoes are a year-round staple but many types of potatoes taste best in July when they are in season. Try chopping up some vibrant purple potatoes for this Vegetarian Cashew Curry.


blueberries icecream

End your meal with a scoop of Brown Butter Walnut Ice Cream topped with sweet, juicy blackberries and crunchy walnuts – you won’t regret it!

What ingredient are you looking forward to cooking with this month?