Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Summer Tea Towel

Ever since I've lived in America I feel like summer officially begins the
day after Memorial Day even though we all know it's not until June 21st.

So what better way to kick off then with my brand new Summer Tea Towel.
1 lucky reader will receive this. All you have to do is post a comment
on what your favorite seasonal Summer food is.

The winner will be picked on Tuesday June 7th.


Summer tea towel

Summer tea towel folded

Summer tea towel hanging

105 comments:

  1. Anything fresh from the garden!
    YUM

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  2. Caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from the garden (if I'm lucky).

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  3. Wow, that's so pretty! My favorite seasonal food is a dip we make with black eyed peas, avocado, corn, cilantro, red onions. It is so good. We made it at a camp I worked at and it tastes awesome with tortilla chips.

    -Allison

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  4. fresh basil on EVERYTHING!

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  5. Missouri peaches, laid gently on the grill.

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  6. lovely! I love eggplant on the grill.. mmm... :)

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  7. I just planted organic basil, cilantro, oregano and chives and tarragon. I love fresh herbs on everything, especially if it's grilled. My favorite is fresh basil and balsamic vinegar soaked berries with fresh wipped cream, YUM!

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  8. Strawberries! Their scent alone transports me back to my childhood.

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  9. any rhubarb and strawberries dessert! Your illustration of raspberries is beautiful!

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  10. mmm... sweet corn - but only if you eat it the same day it's picked!

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  11. Tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden with mozzarella and balsamic vinaigrette!

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  12. Blueberries! Seeing baskets of them always whisks me back to a good place. My sisters and I would pick them straight off the bushes in Michigan in the summertime. There would be blueberry pancakes, blueberry jam made by my mother, blueberry muffins. There was no limit to the blueberry goodness!

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  13. Gasp...so Cute. I like beets, pickled.

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  14. Well since my name is Summer I think this would be perfect in our new kitchen :) As always I just adore your art! My favorite seasonal food is watermelon. It reminds me of my childhood growing up in sunny Florida. Such a yummy summer food.

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  15. Beautiful towel design! Summer finally comes into its own when the tomatoes ripen. Then I find ways to eat them at every meal, but my favorite is a tomato tart made with roasted garlic and a bit of fontina cheese, with strips of basil on top.

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  16. Gosh... just about everything. In MN, the first signs of spring are asparagus, and I can't get sick of the stuff... I'm really looking forward to fresh berries though!

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  17. I love watermelon!

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  18. Burgers on the BBQ!! I guess you can have these all year round, but they taste so much better when you can enjoy them outside in the backyard!

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  19. I live in Austin, Texas, and summer always brings mangoes, pineapples, roasted corn, fresh salsa, and raspas (snowcones). Strange combination? Maybe, but you can find a stand on every major intersection selling these foods together in county fair fashion.

    Usually there are pretty palm trees for sale, too, but you can't eat those unless you are a giraffe.

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  20. Lovely summer tea towel!
    The taste of summer is eating fresh peaches and apricots from the tree!

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  21. What a beautiful design! I love fresh picked strawberries and grilled fava beans. Can't wait for bbq weather here in Seattle!

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  22. tomatoes and herbs from my garden...i cant wait until until july when they are ready to eat!

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  23. What a gorgeous giveaway! I could frame this towel in my kitchen. There are so many options but my favorite summer food has always been cantaloupe.

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  24. pluots! my favorite, favorite fruit [and there are so many to choose from in summer!] -- it's a hybrid of plum and apricot and so delicious. they should be showing up at the farmer's market any day now....i can't wait.

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  25. South Carolina and Georgia peaches!!!!!

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  26. What a lovely towel design Claudia! My favorite summer foods are watermelon and fresh corn on the cob - although I love all the fresh berries in summer, too!

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  27. Well, you've captured two of my faves right there on your towel: cherries and corn! However, I think an even bigger favorite is watermelon, yumm! I could eat a whole one just by myself (and I'm not talking about one of those tiny single-serve watermelons, either! ;)

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  28. This is so freaking cute!! I love summer fruit. Watermelon, strawberries, blueberries...loooove it!

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  29. Grilled sweet corn with butter, salt, and chili powder.

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  30. Pasta salad with tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden ~ YUM!

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  31. Oh my, there are so many wonderful summer foods, but I have to go with peaches.

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  32. my fave summer food is ratatouille, yummy!
    thanks for this cool giveaway!

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  33. Strawberries!!! I love to pick them fresh from the farm. My 2nd favorite is sweet corn on the cob.

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  34. Frozen grapes for a snack and bruschetta at dinner.

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  35. I love sweet summer corn and I love your work!

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  36. Watermelon is my absolute favorite!

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  37. My fave summer foods are definitely all the great fruit - blueberries, watermelon, cherries, I love it all!

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  38. beAutiful!!! this sure would make a great recipe illustration ; ) ... my favorite summer food ~ tomatoes ... with a little salt + pepper.

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  39. Cute Print. My favorite is blackberries from the bushes at my parents' home.

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  40. i love raspberries and sweet corn!

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  41. This year I moved to Wisconsin and I was thrilled to find raspberries reasonably priced at the Farmer's Market. I bought 1 or 2 pints every week they were in season and then bought about 5 the last week they had them at the Farmer's Market and froze them. Mmmmmmmmmm they're so delicious. Can't wait for their return.

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  42. My very favorite are the elusive black raspberries. Lucky for me I planted some in my backyard last year. They are already looking promising!

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  43. whenever my family gets together during summer we have a great summer salad full of fresh fruit, yummy spinach, and delicious poppyseed dressing.

    i love that summer means family!

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  44. Pesto on everything. I make it with my homegrown basil and garlic. It is especially delicious mixed with my homegrown heirloom tomatoes.

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  45. Roasted corn with lime and salt is delish! Just ate some with some papusas.

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  46. This towel is adorable. My fave summer produce is Corn on the cob!

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  47. My grandma had a bunch of raspberry bushes in the grove behind her house and my little brother and sister and I would go out with baskets and pick them. We'd bring them to her and the ones we didn't eat, she would turn into raspberry jam.

    I love raspberries in the summer.

    -XO

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  48. Summer is all about keeping cool - so for me the perfect summer meal has to be cold rice noodles with lime, mint, chili, and squid... an ice cold glass of NZ sav blanc... followed by a small bowl of lemon granita... and a slice of watermelon!
    A chorus of crickets outside...*

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  49. My favorite summer food is peaches. =) They are so delicious and juicy and refreshing after a hot day in the sun. I love these towels too!

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  50. i love lemon squares! the tarter the better ;)

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  51. figs! in ice cream, in drinks, with honey and ricotta, i love fresh figs.

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  52. Raspberries picked right off the vine! Definitely!!

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  53. This is adorable! I love your tea towels!

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  54. oh, do I really have to pick just one???
    strawberries
    raspberries
    salmonberries
    peaches
    freshly picked, homegrown tomatoes
    corn on the cob
    watermelon
    blueberries

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  55. Fab giveaway- love the teatowel! Thanks for organising it! My fave summer food is greek salads...yum!

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  56. Any kind of berries are my fave summer food :)

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  57. One person runs in from the field peeling the corn as they go while another person stands at the edge with a recently boiled pot of water. Corn put in, leisurely walk back to eating location. Tong it out, slather with garlic butter and catch the juices running down the chin!

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  58. Oh my favorite summer food is blueberries! Yum, yum, yUm:)

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  59. watermelon is, hands down, my absolute summer fav. ice-cold where it just about hurts your teeth... perfect!

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  60. strawberries, blueberries, sweet corn!

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  61. Tomatoes! Or peaches, or raspberries, or fruit popsicles. It's so hard to choose just one.

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  62. Oh, fruits... Cherries, Strawberries, Peaches, Melon and Watermelon, although probably not in that order :-)

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  63. Oh, my favorite summer food is definitely fresh corn. Being from Ohio, it's everywhere! Corn on the cob with real butter and s&p...

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  64. Grilled veggies - like corn on the cob and zuccini and peppers and potatoes and asparagus. YUM!

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  65. I can't choose just one! Berries, corn, basil & tomatoes are my favourites. This year I am planting my first veggie garden so anything I harvest from that will also be my favourites;)

    I love your work - thanks for sharing

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  66. I live in phoenix so anything cool and refreshing in the summer. I love fresh salads, frozen grapes, and of course...ice cream!!!

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  67. I like fruit kabobs

    Terrell Parker

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  68. tomatoes. they can be all on their own or in a simple salad.
    Margo Dunnet

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  69. My favorite seasonal summer foods are my mother's noodle salad, and my grandmother's potato salad. As a child they were prepared for every summer get-together. Just the thought of them makes me want to run through the sprinklers in the back yard. Bring on summer!

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  70. Firstly, I am absolutely in love with the colours in this tea towel.

    Now, down to business! My favourite seasonal summer food is a fresh, local Chilliwack corn on the cob slathered with gobs and gobs of salted butter.

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  71. blueberries. oh the blue popping....

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  72. although strawberries are the predictable i-haven't-eaten-you-all-winter-i-want-more summer fare, i still stick with them. in fact, the hard, pinky grocery store winter strawberries can almost c0nvince you that you lost your taste for them. that's why i say HAND'S OFF 'TIL SUMMER! well, technically spring/summer but really there is nothing better than a strawberry that you pick all by yourself & eat, sweating in the sun.

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  73. I love, love, love watermelon. It's perfect on a hot summer day. Yum!

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  74. Watermelon, peaches & nectarines!

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  75. Corn with lime butter sauce and herbs. fugetaboutit!

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  76. home grown tomatoes. yummmers.

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  77. my go-to late summer salsa: fresh tomatoes, corn, black beans, onions, and loads of ginger, lime and cilantro...

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  78. corn on the cob .. oh and strawberries! yumm

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  79. It's got to be ratatoille! Yum.
    Beautiful design.

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  80. My very favorite is fresh tomatoes from the garden! Ummm Next would have to be strawberries!
    Your tea towels are lovely.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  81. The beach + a whole watermelon + friends.

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  82. slightly undercooked corn (on the cob)...with grill marks + lots of salt!

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  83. Any grilled vegetable is my absolute favorite.

    And my mother's zucchini bread. Yum.

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  84. definitely corn on the cob :)

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  85. love those summer colours.
    Salads our my favourite especially with the new dressing I've concocted: olive oil, white balsamic, dijon mustard, garlic and a bit of sugar.mmmmmmmmm

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  86. Corn. . . no, strawberries!. . . no, tomatoes from the garden!. . . No, I know: cukes still with ridges and prickles, in a sandwich. No, wait. . . . It's a raw June day in Maine, but it's fun to think about those foods!

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  87. my newest love is sweet corn & tomato pie! you know, the one with the biscuit crust . . . .waiting patiently for august!

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  88. corn!!!! we farm and every year wait for the delicious ambrosia corn to ripen...(tomatoes are a close 2nd!) thanks and love your blog!

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