Great ingredients make great food, and all you have to do is get out of their way. Here's a casual summer meal we assembled for the test kitchen staff. This weekend, find your own inspiration, invite some friends over, and enjoy a casual meal outside or at least with the windows open (unless, like us, you have kamikaze kitties).

We went foraging at the Ferry Plaza market. Say what you will about this Emerald City of marketplaces (*cough* overpriced *cough* rampant yuppies *cough*), but it's hard to leave without overflowing arms of delicious produce.

Photos by Melissa Schneider