It’s such a funny time of year food-wise, because there are still all these summer fruits and vegetables around, but a lot of the fall vegetables have come to the market as well. And I’m always tempted at this time of year to go straight for those new fall vegetables – the butternut squashes and sweet potatoes and bales of kale. But then I remember that those are about the only local vegetables available for the winter months and I’ll get sick of them by February anyway.
So I’m resolutely sticking with the summer produce as long as it’s around. And I think my favorite thing to do right now is make various types of gazpacho. I’m especially fond of whirring up tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, bread crumbs, a little shallot, a lot of olive oil, and salt and pepper. Ohhh, it’s so good.
With the fruit and the tomato and the cool cucumber, it’s really the essence of summer. I’m not ready to give it up yet!