Are you interested in doing something productive and fun this summer near your apartments in Korea Town? Something that comes to me is going to your local farmer’s market, whether it be alone or with friends and family, to stock up on some much-needed, fresh groceries. The great thing about the turn of the seasons is that there are so many new fruits and vegetables available for you to enjoy.
Here’s a list of some vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.
And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemons, and limes.
Here’s a terrific recipe for spicy lemon chicken kabobs:
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons white wine
1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium lemons, halved
In a large shallow dish, combine lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil, wine, pepper flakes, and rosemary. Add chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate up to 3 hours.
Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Thread chicken onto six metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat until no longer pink, turning once, 10-12 minutes.
Place lemons on a grill, cut side down. Grill until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Squeeze lemon halves over chicken. Drizzle with remaining oil; sprinkle with chives.
So this summer, make sure to go to your local farmer’s market so you can stock up on the freshest, healthiest produce there is. In addition, consider checking out this site if you need ideas for inspiration when it comes to coming up with recipes for your delicious produce. So now that’s TWO summer activities you can enjoy near your apartments in Korea Town – you can visit a local farmer’s market and you can attempt a new healthy recipe from home. What will you do to make the most out of this summer?