The farmer's market was ablaze with every beautiful summer fruit and vegetable you can imagine. Even a couple of nectarines and some non-hothouse tomatoes made their appearance. Blackberries (destined to be tonight's dessert), blueberries, and the last of the strawberries all called to me and filled our little cloth bags and plastic quart-sized containers. Homemade violet jelly and some delectably mild goat cheese also came home with us.
Our CSA share was also brimming with goodies. From kale to chard, from a few more blueberries to radishes and salad turnips, we'll be eating well all week.
Even our garden is going gang-busters, after a brief lull between the rapini-and-radish feasts and this new abundance. While our corn and potatoes are still a long way from being ready, we harvested our first zucchini, a handful of green beans and purple beans, and tons of mint and basil this week. The peppers and tomatoes have their first fruits ripening on the vine.
For this week's One Local Summer meal, we grilled--almost embarrassingly for the first time this season.
While drinking a dry cherry martini...
...we snacked on a few barely-steamed sugar snap peas.
After farm-fresh steaks, corn, and foil packets of potatoes and onions all grilled...
...we feasted on this all-local celebration of a meal:
What fun my whole family is having looking at everybody else's meals! We've gotten a lot of inspiration for our upcoming meals, too. Thanks, everybody!