Blueberry Grunt

Serves 4-6 / Although there is great debate on what makes a "grunt," it seems that a grunt or slump is simmered on top of the stove rather than baked in the oven. Grunts are usually made with berries; the name supposedly comes from the sound the berries make as they simmer. In summer I generally use fresh, but IQF (individually quick frozen without sugar) berries, available in most markets, are a perfectly acceptable alternative. If your pan is large or you just like dumplings, double the dumpling amount recommended here. View recipe.

Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Mint

Serves 4 / Serve this simple, delicious salad as part of a picnic or other alfresco meal. White onion retains a firmer texture, but you could certainly use yellow or red onions, too. It's very important to use a flavorful olive oil in this recipe. View recipe.