LACONIA — The summer market season is going full blast now, thanks to some nice hot days and much needed rain. If you're looking for some new ideas on how to add more pizzazz to your summer cooking, Savor the Season is here to help. On Thursday, July 10, from 3:30-4:30, Ana Gourlay from Sunflower Natural Foods, will be in the Savor the Season tent at the Laconia Main Street Marketplace, sharing ideas and recipes for using the wonderful fresh herbs that are so abundant this time of year. Visitors can taste and smell different fresh herbs, and sample some simple drinks and dishes that highlight the different herbs.
"We invited Ana to be one of our guest chefs because she is so knowledgeable and has been a staunch supporter of the market and local farmers. She has some great suggestions for simple ways to incorporate fresh herbs into your diet," says Karen Barker, Coordinator of the Lakes Region Food Network.
This is the second of four scheduled Savor the Season presentations, with Leslie Judice from Tavern 27 slated to appear in August. There is also the possibility of a surprise fifth event at the last market of the season! Savor the Season was made possible by a grant from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, with support from the Laconia Main Street Marketplace.