Sizzling Summer Saturdays and the many vegetables for grilling!

~ Revised Copy ~ July 22, 2014
Happy Long Weekend, North America! 

Whether it is your Canada Day long weekend, or fourth of July holiday, 
let’s celebrate and enjoy a little taste of Summer. 

It’s barbeque time… Move over that meat, we need room for the veggies!

Spring Salad

Welcome to the first installment of our "Sizzling Summer Saturdays" blog posts!

I am a big fan of barbeque. Yes, meat, chicken, seafood, veggies… I love it all! In honor of the Eat. portion of the blog, what better way to celebrate the fabulous home grown foods of summer than with a bit of barbequing!

Outdoor grilling is my most favorite way to cook, especially during the hot months of the summer. Seeing as the first of our Summer long weekends has now arrived and the season for grilling is upon us, what a great time to talk about eating the many wonderful vegetable treasures that I talk so much about growing. Read on, to find out which veggies I choose for grilling and my favorite ways to grill them!

Hot peppers

The How of grilling garden goodies

Like most of my cooking, I like to grill my veggies ‘as naked’ as possible! No pan, a light covering of chosen marinade and herbs, straight onto the grill for a quick roast… this is my favorite way to grill. Some veggies, of course, cannot be grilled in this manner. 

For smaller, more delicate veggies I am right there with you grabbing for the roll of tin foil, or BBQ safe container. Got any secrets you would like to share (wink, wink, wink)?

To fully appreciate the many wonderful grilled tastes from the garden, there is no better way to than the kebab! How better can it get? All your favorite veggies, even fruit, skewered together, the flavors mingling, roasting, it can’t be beat!
Here’s our Top 10, favorite veggies for grilling… 
  1. Potatoes 
  2. Corn
  3. Peppers
  4. Carrots
  5. Mushrooms
  6. Zucchini
  7. Cauliflower
  8. Broccoli
  9. Asparagus
  10. A Harvest Delight, the Kebab
For now, I must leave with you with this. Or if you like, follow along with one of the social media streams posted to the Sidebar on your right.

Till next time, feel free to skim through the following Pinterest boards for tons of great recipes for grilling your next vegetable feast. 
What are your favorite veggies for grilling? Share a link to your Sizzling Summer Saturday grilling recipe idea in the comments, or skip on over to your favorite social sharing site and include hashtag #gpge with your ideas!

Have yourself a sizzler of a Summer Saturday!



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