Southern Living, July 2013 Pages 118-121
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Cucumber Gin & Tonic
Fresh cucumber and a lime wedge give this refreshing Cucumber Gin and Tonic a pretty presentation.
The grape tomato halves deliver not only fresh flavor to Tomato-Tequila Fizz but add pops of color to this summertime cocktail.
Easy Summer Appetizer Board
Start your party the casual, crowd-friendly way, and let guests help themselves to a variety of bites. No Southern appetizer board is complete without spicy-sweet pickled okra. Our new obsession: Wickles Wicked Okra (wicklespickles.com). We also recommend Olli Salumeria salami, slow-cured in Virginia and found in gourmet grocery stores across the South, but you can choose any of your favorite cured meats.
White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento Cheese
Here's the secret to nice pimiento-cheese texture: Grate the cheese by hand, half on the large holes of a box grater and half on the small holes. Choose an aged sharp Cheddar cheese for extra bite. Chopped chives and Dijon mustard add piquant punch in place of grated onion.
These sweet summer gems pair perfectly with cured meats over torn bread with a little Dijon mustard, and work double-duty as a final flourish spooned over our irresistible homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream. Or make a simple peach shortcake by sandwiching the peaches in a warm scone with sweetened whipped cream. Swap in any summer fruit and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary for the thyme, if desired.
Sweet-Hot Cukes and Peppers
This fresh and flavorful salad of Sweet-Hot Cukes and Peppers is as pleasing on the eyes as it is on the palate thanks to vibrantly hued bell peppers.
Salty, roasted sunflower kernals give lively Carrot-Avocado Tabbouleh crunch. Diced avocado brings a dash of creaminess to this side dish.
BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
Chockful of fresh ingredients and topped with savory bacon and Gorgonzola cheese, BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette is a crowd favorite.