SUMMERTIME IS GRILLING TIME!
I've always enjoyed the summer months. I don't mind the warmer temperatures, the longer days, outdoor swimming, and I especially love summer fruit. The summer months are refreshing to me, and I feel a sense of freedom; that freedom you or your child feels when school is over for the summer and you have a break in the routine. I also enjoy spending my Sundays in my backyard pruning my bushes, gardening and spending time with my family in one of our backyards. Typically, summertime is when many families take vacation, too. For those of us who are seasonal barbecuers, summer is a perfect time to dust off the grill and cook some delectable meals without heating up the house.
If you are creative you can prepare most anything on your grill. Some typical items are meats and fish; however, I know many people who grill vegetables, corn on the cob, or even make pizza on their grill! Another favorite backyard piece of equipment is a smoker. Many years ago we would only sell a beef brisket for pot roasting, now it is one of the most sought after pieces of beef for smoking. And I might add it is delicious both ways!
We, at Herman’s, have so many wonderful products for you to prepare on your grill or smoker. From our dry aged steaks, hand made burgers, chicken and fish to our certified organic vegetables you cannot go wrong with any of our products. As we prepare to close for our annual two week vacation (August 9-24) consider placing your order soon to ensure you have the items you may need for all your cooking plans.
A refreshing side dish.
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 cucumbers, sliced
3 tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 sweet onion, cut into rings
In a large bowl, whisk together water, vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion. Stir to coat.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Will keep for 3 to 5 days.