summer time meal
We are definitely hitting the time of the year where I will be spending hours in the kitchen. My time to chill.
We are members of the Amber Wave Farms. Every Saturday I go and pick up our box of produce for the week and a basket of fresh eggs. Come the height of August I can go over there myself and just pick tomatoes and cut flowers. I just LOVE it. They had these beautiful wood baskets made for their customers this year to bring your goodies back and forth.
Had a few people over for dinner. This summer I ordered a bunch of meat from Dickinsons Farmstand Meats. They have a store in Chelsea Market. The difference in flavor is major. For starters I toasted up some slices of a baguette. I took fresh whipped ricotta and mixed it with a little bit of lemon juice, grated lemon rinds and honey and slathered it over the toasts. On top I put prosciutto or red pepper pieces that I had roasted. Right before serving I took a super rich balsamic vinegar and dripped it over the top.
The carrots at Balsam Farm stand, which is my go to place outside of what I get at Amber Farms, they had beautiful carrots. I just roasted them with some thyme and olive oil. Super simple.
A typical summer meal. Fresh, easy and delicious.