Corn and Zucchini Galette with Whipped Feta

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

Summertime food is the BEST food.

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

I love the colors of summer produce. I love having an exceptionally long list of ingredients to play with. I love dancing around my kitchen with the windows open and slicing veggies to the tune of my latest summer country jam (umm, but not at the same time. Just to clarify).

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

Although, veggie slicing side note, does anyone else HATE HATE HATE cutting the kernels off corn cobs? They go everywhereeeeeee. I’ve completely revolutionized the way I shuck corn since I saw this video from Just a Taste (Kelly, I heart you), but I still slice the kernels off flat on my counter (as opposed to using a bundt cake pan like Kelly my corn guru tells me to) because apparently I’m the kind of person who can only follow 50% of instructions at one time. Whatever.

Corn and Zucchini Galette with Garlic Whipped Feta

This galette is my new favorite for two reasons:

  1. AHHHH THE SUMMER VEGGIES 😍😍
  2. Galette = “Rustic” = Doesn’t have to look very pretty = Hard to mess up = JESSIE-PROOF.

Also, there is cheese.

You remember this garlic whipped feta, right? I still haven’t stopped eating it. I think I’m having a whipped cheese phase. Whipped goat cheese! Whipped feta cheese! On bread! On crackers! On a spoon! (But at least we’re moving on a little bit from my eggsontopofeverything phase, right? Which reminds me, I should do some more eggs-on-top recipes soon). But today, galette!

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Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

I can’t believe we’re already at the end of August. Where did this summer go?! One minute I’m jumping for joy on the first warm-enough-to-wear-sandals day of the year, and the next minute I’m wrapping myself in extra blankets and drinking hot tea while I write a blog post because there’s a sudden distinct chill in the morning air. I’m not ready to be cold again, you guys! 😭

Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

In complete denial about summer ending an effort to make the most of my and summer’s last few weeks together, I’m hitting the summer foodstuffs with a renewed sense of purpose. ALL THE TOMATOES! ALL THE SALMON! ALL THE PEACHES! ALL THE CORN! ALL THE ZUCCHINI! You catch my drift.

Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

Peaches have been particularly high on my eat-them-all-before-summer-leaves-me list, and this bruschetta is my new favorite way to use them. I love the way that peachy, summery sweetness stands out from the whipped goat cheese (DID I MENTION THERE’S WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE) and the balsamic vinegar.

And let me just take a minute to talk about the magic that is whipped goat cheese. Have you tried this yet? Because I am obsessed with it. (As if I could be any more obsessed with goat cheese, right?) It’s so perfectly spreadable. I’ve been eating it on everything. Ahh! Magic.

Peach Bruschetta with Whipped Goat Cheese

But this bruschetta. Let’s get back to it. It’s a fun change from traditional tomato-mozzarella bruschetta, and the colors of the peaches + basil + balsamic together against a cheesy white backdrop make my color-lovin’ soul exceedingly happy. It’s the perfect app for your end-of-summer barbecues (also, the perfect comfort food for your end-of-summer denial about the end-of-summer).  [Read more…]

Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

I don’t know how I ever lived without goat cheese.

I don’t even really remember when I first tried it, actually. I just kind of remember that there was no goat cheese in my life until I was maybe 19 or 20ish. And then suddenly, there it was. The perfect creamy, tangy, spreadable addition to a cheese-plate-for-dinner. The best new mix-in for my favorite pasta sauces. A delightfully tart note in warm fall soups. Basically, the bomb dot com.

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Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

A long, long time ago (ish), back when I was just beginning to learn the ins and outs of this blogging thing, I posted one of my faaaaaavorite recipes in the entire world (that’d be this Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna, HELLO DELICIOUS 👋🏼👋🏼) on Life As A Strawberry. For whatever reason, it became – and remains – one of my most popular posts, despite the very VERY beginner-level photos and my uncertain understanding of what it even meant to be a food blogger. I’ve let that original post work its magic in the background while I focus on other things, but I still make this lasagna all the time. And lately, I’ve been feeling like I owe it to a few of my old recipes to give them some new life with photos that reflect how tasty they really are. [Read more…]