My farmers market is currently more about gorgeous fruit than my fav veggies and I have a hard time overcoming my prairie girl's upbringing that, yeah, a peach is nice, but a carrot is nicer, LOL. My mom was not a fruit person at all when I was tiny. She considered fruit worthless sugar and taught us to love our homegrown veggies instead. In her mind fruit belonged in jam or pie and both were relegated to very rare treat status, even though she excelled at creating both. Her raspberrry jam was a delight.
So this week at the market I picked up some small mini football-like purple eggplants, some heirloom, very ripe tomatoes, summer yellow sqaush..and the usual fresh basil, onions and garlic.
Tonight when it was too hot to BBQ or even sit on the deck at sunset, I diced all the vegetables and sauteed them in olive oil. Added the herbs and lots of black pepper, a dash or two of crisp sauvignon blanc..let it all get caramellized but still al dente in my big blue le Creuset pot.
I served it over tiny handmade artisan ravioli from the gourmet grocery, with lots of shaved Assiago Parmesan cheese from the Italian vendor at the market.
Yummy! Not burgers and beer...but tasty.
What are you guys cooking for this late August weekend? Or are you all just back-to-school shopping and eating at Mickey D's?
sanderlings[a type of sandpiper] now returned
from their brief nesting time in the Arctic.