The Bounty of the Season
As summer winds down, the season's bounties are revving up! If you have vegetable gardens, they are probably overflowing with abundance. If you are like me and do not have a vegetable garden, our local farmers' markets are full of delicious, locally grown produce and products. The difference in flavor from a locally grown heirloom tomato and a regular supermarket tomato is astonishing. (Why even bother with the supermarket kind?) And if your farmers' market offers organic produce, even better for you and the environment!
With last week's seasonal produce, we made grilled corn, grilled zucchini, a quick tomato-basil pasta dish (link here), and Sweet Corn and Blackberry Ice Cream (from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams At Home cookbook, link here; corn is so sweet right now, I cut the sugar to 1/2 c. and it was plenty sweet!)
Hope you get out to your local farmer's market and enjoy the abundance of the late summer season!
To find a Farmers' Market near you, here's a link to a "Comprehensive Guide to Main Line's Farmers' Markets".