The DeLish Bite

Lindsay Evans blogs about food, entertaining and her favourite recipes for Green Living.

I always find it so hard to believe how quickly the summer goes by. This year, with Simon and I expecting our first baby in 5 weeks, the summer seemed to go particularly fast! Good friends and new moms alike kept telling me that the summer would drag by and that time would seem to go on forever, however that certainly has not been my experience! I do have to admit that I always look forward to this time of year - and I couldn't be happier that we are having our little guy in the fall, as it just happens to be my favourite season. Crisp apples, buttery and sweet pumpkins and squash, unique and wonderful heirloom tomatoes, and a plethora of other hearty and warming dishes... However, seeing as it is not fall yet, and I am probably getting ahead of myself here, let's get back to this coming labor-day weekend. This last weekend of the summer is always sort of special. Bittersweet for some, exciting for others and often thought of as the start of a new year, it is a great time to do something special and celebrate a nice long weekend. We are off to the cottage with family and friends and we always try to do our best to make amazing meals. Since it is the close of the summer, we like to create summer inspired meals that we probably wont enjoy for much longer! Here is one of my all time favourite burger recipes: INGREDIENTS: 1 egg 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper 1 lb. best quality organic ground chuck or beef Additions: Brie cheese, sliced Heirloom tomatoes, sliced Avocado, sliced Red onion, sliced butter lettuce leaves 4 crusty multigrain hamburger buns DIRECTIONS: 1. In bowl, beat egg. Mix in bread crumbs, shallot, mustard, salt, Worcestershire and pepper. Mix in beef. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. 2. Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning patties once, for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink inside. 3. Place in hamburger buns and add your favourite toppings! food styling by Lindsay Evans (www.lindsayevansfood.com) and photography by Tracy Cox (www.tracycoxphoto.com)