Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tomatoes and Then Some

From Redman Farms.  Now all we need is some of their watermelon and summer will surely be here!

For some unknown reason, the Blogger software is turning my pictures of dinner plates last night from landscape to portrait this one of the scallops is a little cockeyed, but still looks pretty tasty, and it's got the summer garnish of zucchini and sugar snap peas.  Nice.

The pork porterhouse refused to be rotated.

The cod last night (twisted) is under 
a blanket of summer vegetables.

I know I've said this a million times, but we are so lucky to live here amidst all this bounty of produce.  This time of year, it's almost as though it falls out of the sky onto our plates - road side stands pop up everywhere you go,  neighbors share their abundance with neighbors, U-Pick signs lead you down back roads for choice cherries or peaches.  It's just wonderful.  And to have a restaurant like ours, with its seasonal market-driven menu, is ideal.  We don't have to serve Strawberries in October when we have local apples just around the bend.  We can call a local farmer and say "Hey, Cathy, what do you have coming on this week?", and that is what will be on the menu the very next day.  Sure, the winter season of onions and carrots seems interminable sometimes, but the rewards are well worth the wait.  I wouldn't have it any other way.

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