Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weekend in Pictures








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.





First apples of 2008
The first local apples are emerging in the Catskills: Ginger Golds (above) and Paula Reds. Tart and delicious!

Mixed Peppers
Mixed peppers

abstract
I love color

farm bounty
Bounty from the farm stand

roast tomatoes (before)
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.

roast tomatoes (after)
They're like little tomato candies

summer meal
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.

lemonade




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 f
or 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.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Really gorgeous photos! That lemon-limeade with frozen watermelon cubes is pure genius!

Giff said...

Thanks Tracy :) My next step with that drink was to add a whole bunch of basil to the mint and let the pitcher sit for several more hours in the fridge. I rather liked the results -- the basil added an interesting complexity.

Patsyk said...

Looks like a perfect weekend full of fresh food! You are right, who needs recipes when the food is so good on it's own?

Chris said...

This looks amazing. I would love to spend a weekend in the Catskill with you guys if your going to be cooking like this :)