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Sunday, August 17, 2008
While we ate well this weekend, I can't really say there was much in the way of recipes -- just fine, fresh food. Below are a few of the photographs taken along the way.
The first local apples are emerging in the Catskills: Ginger Golds (above) and Paula Reds. Tart and delicious!
I love color
Bounty from the farm stand
I tried roasting tomatoes after seeing them on Smitten Kitchen. While you see that I tossed some rosemary on top, Deb is right in her post that herbs are really unnecessary. Next time I'll leave them out entirely.
They're like little tomato candies
Saturday's meal was super simple and completely satisfying: corn picked that morning; par-boiled romano beans and cherry tomato salad (tossed with oregano, olive oil and red wine vinegar); and grilled pork lightly marinated in olive oil and rosemary. I'm sad that this was the last week for romano beans, as they were my favorite discovery this summer.
I'll leave you with a lemon-limeade (juice from 5 lemons, 5 limes, sugar to taste, tons of mint chilled in the fridge for a while and served with frozen watermelon chunks standing in for ice cubes). I don't love the picture but the drink was yummy!
Apples in the Catskills mean that summer is waning, but luckily there's a whole new wave of great produce still to come.