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 side courses were slices tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Instead of pesto I just chopped up tons of basil and let it sit in olive oil for a few hours and then dripped it over the top.
Zucchini is the veggie of the moment at the farm. Thinly sliced yellow and green zucchini on a platter covered with shaved Parmesan, chopped basil and olive oil.
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.
So yummy.Especially the roasted carrots.
I bet you had a nice cold white or rose wine to go with this wonderful assortment!
Fabulous! Will do your zucccini dish tonight!
Did it and it was a huge hit. Tweaked a bit by adding shaved fennel for some additional crunch but a huge hit. LOVE the sweetness of the zucchini with the shaved parm.Thanks!
i love fennel…unfortunately my kids do not
This is great! Was looking for inspiration for a summer dinner party in the garden and this is all perfect – thanks
We have a CSA share also. Nature’s bounty. Lots of zucchini and summer squash this year. Glad to have a new idea for prep. In this recipe, do you cook the zucchini?
nope. shaved raw.