Saturday has always been one of my favorite days..it is market day..and I always am too excited to sleep the night before anticipating an early cappuccino and cornetto (Italian version of the croissant) at our local coffee bar..the best way to wake up for the long ..and continually growing market… and also pondering what particular treasure (s) I may come upon.
Fresh speckled beans, zucchini, basil ,parsley, tomatoes,celery, cucumbers and zucchini..the fragrance was hypnotizing as I returned home on foot, carrying bags filled with these ultra fresh, local veggies…
On a lazy summer Saturday..decisions are not easy to make..the brain isn’t in full focus..the sun,the fresh air, the fragrances..when will we be going to the beach house…all of what seems to be (at least for the moment) summer’s most important decisions..but no, now the difficult choice of selecting today’s lunch.
A summer light pasta dish with an uncooked tomato sauce made with fresh red, ripe tomatoes, chopped (farm fresh) celery and celery leaves, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and pinch of salt. Let that all marinade..like a summer day marinates in the bright sunshine,fresh air and quiet…
Sept 9-12 Hudson Valley Wine Festival
Oct 29-Philadelphia Gourmet Food & Wine Show