Summer is speeding by. Every year, when mid-August hits, this sense of urgency falls over me, as I realize that soon we will be heading back into homework, (ever wonder who dreads homework more? The mom or the kids?) rigid schedules, and colder weather. It makes me feel like I want to embrace summer, to stop and feel the sunshine and cool lake water, and just appreciate the joys of my favorite season. One of my summer highlights is visiting the farmer’s market (at least twice a week!) which is not far from my summer home. It’s walking straight into produce heaven. Sprawling fields of corn, long lines of tomato vines, and huge patches of fresh herbs surround the picturesque stand that is my inspiration. We shop by what’s in season, we cook according to when the fruits will ripen, and try new ingredients in so many different dishes. Homegrown garlic scapes anyone?
And here’s what all this market inspiration had me to make… Enjoy!