A few delights to share in the past few days. Neat, extra-special discoveries and treats. What have you been eating these days in your midsummer kitchen?
First off, the most wonderful pesto I’ve had in awhile. A cup of garlic scapes (some from our garden, some others from the farmer’s market since some of our own were used in pioneer play in the backyard this week), a cup or so of arugula, olive oil, salt and pepper. That’s it! If you can/want to you could add parmigiano cheese and/or pine nuts. I’m currently in love with arugula so I knew this would be a hit with my tastebuds.
And sour cherry pie. We didn’t have enough on our own 2 year old sour cherry tree so we asked the (incredibly generous) couple who have an old, bountiful tree in the neighborhood if they would share enough for a pie. Turns out they slice up their tree like a pie (ha!) with some other neighbors who jam, and pie, and we were ever so grateful to bring a big bag home with us. It’s one pie a year, this sour cherry pie of mine, and I’m trying to slow down and enjoy it. It’s hard. I used a whole spelt + lard + cold water crust.
And a fabulous new food treat for the man-cub, an avocado pear popsicle! This way we can spread the fruit into many servings and mix it with more candida-friendly avocado and coconut. I food-processed 1/2 an avocado, 1 slightly cooked pear and a few tablespoons of the fatty coconut milk at the top of the BPA-free Native Forest can. It made enough for 4 large popsicles.
The raspberries are ripening in the backyard. The tomatoes are (slowly, but surely) coming and I know there are zuchini fritters in my very near future. Ah, the joy of a summer kitchen.