August 3, 2007

Summer Riches

Summer vegetables.

The markets are overflowing with them. The neighbors are giving them away. We're eating them in vast quantities.
And loving every minute!

Lo and behold, our garden is producing a few things! These beautiful little orange cherry tomatoes and squash blossoms were picked this morning.
For lunch I dipped the blossoms in a light curry batter and fried them. Drained on paper towels and sprinkled with a little salt, they were divine! With them we enjoyed a tomato and basil salad, some roasted and marinated orange peppers, a baguette and a scrumptious piece of chèvre.

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Figs Olives Wine said...

Sounds like a perfect, perfect lunch. That curry batter sounds like the best preparation of squash blossoms ever! I must try it.

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

Oh such lovely squash blossoms!

Lately I cannot count the number of recipes I've gotten for these beauties, my mother's favorite!! With her birthday coming up, I'd love to cook for her one of these recipes. Yet, impossible to find here in the San Francisco Bay... oh well...

Kate said...

We were at a birthday party last weekend, and instead of eating cupcakes with the other kids, Olivia spent the whole time eating all the cherry tomatoes off of the hosts' plants. Loving all the photos!

wcs said...

You're so lucky to have tomatoes this year. Ours have suffered from the cold. There may still be hope for some, but not many.

The haricots verts are doing ok, but only the plants that survived the snails and slugs, about a third of what I planted. And courgettes, we got courgettes (I think they'd thrive after a nuclear holocaust).

Otherwise, the weeds are doing great.

Loulou said...

it was heavenly!
The curry batter was an egg, about 1/2 cup flour, either milk or water to thin it (I used a bit of both) and some curry powder to taste. The blossom's texture was amazing!

merci! I've seen a lot of recipes around too.
Growing up I remember my Italian grandmother cooking zucchini blossoms in a light batter, without curry of course, and how delicious they were.
When are you heading to Rome?

HI! Olivia sounds like me when I was a kid. Those cherry tomatoes are like candy! I have a look at what's going on with you guys almost every day. Is Hannah Michael's daughter???
Looks like you're having a good summer!

our big tomatoes are still green although the neighbors who use Miracle Grow (I think) have loads of ripe tomatoes on their plants!
we didn't plant zucchini but were given a round zucchini plant that has produced only two so far. not a great year for the poor veggies!