Summer is great for enjoying simple foods: beans picked right out of the garden, blackberries, tomatoes. The flavors are so good there is no need to dress anything up with all kinds of crazy sauces or drown them in fancy trimmings.
Here's a lovely salad that we had tonight using stuff from the garden and farmer's market.
Grilled chicken from the farmer's market (marinated for 5 minutes in balsamic vinegar, sliced into medallions), greens and carrots from the grocery store, tomatoes from the garden, cucumber from the farmer's market. Delish and so simple. Just let the summertime flavors speak for themselves.