Monday, August 31, 2009

simple and fresh summer eats





I thought that the last day of August would be a fitting moment to reflect on what I love so much about food in the summer. It's light, it's fresh, it's full of flavor, and sometimes, it's from right in the back yard! Here's a typical lunch from back in July: marinated zucchini salad (zucchini from the farmers market), potato and green bean salad (potatoes from our garden, green beans from the farmers market), and a fresh grilled panini (homemade sourdough bread, brushed on the outside with olive oil, and dill from our garden). How can you not feel good after such a meal?...


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9 comments:

dragonfly pie said...

That lunch looks delightfully refreshing. Sigh, summer.

Courtney said...

Oooo...would you be willing to share your marinated zucchini salad recipe?? It sounds great!

Courtney

No More Sad Geraniums said...

I love eating simple in the summer. And the tomatoes... you can't forget about all the nice tomatoes!

bazu said...

Courtney-
the recipe is from my father in law, and is very flexible, so just combine the following to your taste:

thinly slivered zucchini
thinly sliced celery and red onion
salt and pepper to taste
a dressing of agave nectar and white or cider vinegar

let marinate at least a few hours.

I often take this salad to potlucks and bbqs and it is always well liked!

Courtney said...

Great--thanks so much!

Courtney

aTxVegn said...

Yum - that looks perfect!

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Eco Mama said...

That looks so good, I wish I had some right now.

Cafe Cyan said...

My goal this summer was to not let zucchini go to waste. So far so good - I've been able to create many awesome dishes and fostered a greater "like" for zucchini.