Sunday, August 28, 2011

sweet july!

sweet july!
August is nearly's what we ate in July...

Fresh produce, but certainly not as much as last July. We missed out on blueberry season this year, but made up for it with strawberries (made into homemade gelato and ugly cake), and wineberries, picked in the woods during our vacation at Luminhaus. Rainier cherries. Mini cantaloupes from the Farmers' Market. Summer squash - transformed into grilled white pizza, and zucchini from Mom's garden - transformed into Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Mario Batali's fantastic Fried Zucchini-Ricotta Fritters.

July also began my obsession with anything Cookies & Cream and our foray into frying and fritters - in addition to the zuke fritters, I made some awesome ricotta fritters. This month's bread was Grilled Naan, to go along with an Indian-inspired meal and some delicious Tandoori Chicken Sandwiches with Mint Mayonnaise. We had a fantastic meal of Pork Tenderloin with Tomato-Peach Compote and Carmelized Onion and Goat Cheese Cornbread after a day in the sunflower fields. We also tried a recipe for Tomato Lemonade. This was not a winner. (I think I'll stick with Strawberry and Peach Lemonade from now on!) And we can't forget the microbrews at Blue Mountain Brewery!

What we were eating and cooking this month: Fruits, vegetables, sweets, fried food, and microbrews.

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