Yes, yes, summer's almost over (eek! I won't say it again, I promise) -- but there's still plenty of time for you country folk to fire up your grill while we city folk peer jealously out our windows and inhale the aromas. Meanwhile, if you're an urbanite lucky enough to get invited over to said grill-equipped home, here's a great slaw to bring along with. I guarantee it'll win you some fans -- maybe even get you invited back. (You'll notice that I actually just brought it for lunch one day. I promise it tastes good both outdoors and in A/C.)
Easiest Broccoli Slaw
1 Package Broccoli Slaw or 2 heads broccoli, florets removed, ends discarded and stems grated 2 Apples (I like Fuji), quartered and thinly sliced 1/2 cup dried black currants or raisins 3/4 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds 1 carrot, grated (optional) several chives, chopped
Dressing: 1/3 cup apple cider, rice, or other sweet, light vinegar dash soy sauce dash lime juice 1 Tbsp. blue agave, maple syrup, or other sweetener, or 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar (not white sugar) salt and pepper olive oil (I like 1/4 cup, but most people prefer more)
You know the drill: mix ingredients in a bowl. Shake dressing ingredients in well-sealed container until well-emulsified. Combine and enjoy.