Maryland summers mean hot weather with heavy sticky air, and ACs on at full blast. Try to beat the heat and stay cool and sustainable with these refreshing food tips.
Eat local Watermelon
Maryland grows enough watermelon to fill its consumer demand so no need to buy watermelon from anywhere else! Chow down on this summer time staple and rejoice in its sweet juicy coolness.
Throw Some Basil or Mint in It
For an instant fresh breeze to your food or drink add some mint or basil – the cool taste will trick you into feeling more refreshed. Mint tea is a great drink to cool down with and is even traditional in parts of northern Africa. Grow your own basil or mint to save money and for maximum freshness and sustainability.
Local in Season Berry Smoothie
Summer means berries and other fruit are finally in season. Buy local in season fruit for a delicious and nutritious smoothie.
Skip the heavy hot meats
While it is important to get enough protein, one doesn’t have to eat a hunk of meat everyday to do so. While it is BBQ season and for many of us that means burgers and hotdogs, it still does not have to mean burgers and hotdogs everyday. Next time the thought of firing of the grill or turning on the oven makes you want to crawl and hide in the fridge, skip the meat and go for a nice quick and easy quinoa salad or add some hemp seed for a little extra protein kick to some fruit salad.
Ice cream is always in season, but it is especially in season during summer. Get some delicious ice cream made from locally dairy when you stop by the Maryland Diary in STAMP.