It doesn't matter on which corner your farmers market or grocery store is found; regardless of where you live, right now is hands-down the best time to enjoy the broadest breadth of fruits and vegetables. Salads are the most straightforward way to appreciate warm-weather produce, but for something more substantial, why not opt to impress with a flaky tart?
Use Summer's berry and stone fruit bounty to fashion an elegant dessert pastry. In the meantime, free-form a savory tart, too: pick from heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, squash, or eggplant, add your choice of cheese, plus some chopped herbs for extra flavor. The end result is a glimpse of the Summer sun in your mouth. For a couple of recipes to get you started, keep reading.