Where do we begin? There is so much to SHOW and TELL you about?
The bounty is big and beautiful! A sampling of the harvest is shown below.
First of all, above and new to us this summer is "Fresh Pickins Farm". Their vibrant bouquets are at our farm store and are irresistable!
T O M A T O E S fresh off the vine -- several varieties!
While you have the grill going, just slice, drizzle sweet summer squash and zucchini with olive oil, add your favorite herbs, possibly some grated parmesan and voila, you have a delicious and lovely side dish.
My friend Annie makes sorbets with fresh berries and it can be the perfect ending to a delicious meal--just enough sweetness for your dessert compartment, but light for a summer night.
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 pounds frozen unsweetened blackberries, thawed, juices reserved
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 small watermelon
- 16 fresh blackberries
Stir sugar and 1 cup water in small saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil 1 minute. Transfer syrup to large bowl. Chill until syrup is cold, about 3 hours.
Working in batches, puree blackberries with juices and cold syrup in blender until smooth. Strain into another large bowl; discard seeds. Stir in lemon juice.
Process berry mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer sorbet to container; cover and freeze until firm, about 6 hours. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Keep frozen.)
Using large spoon, scoop out flesh from watermelon, leaving rind intact and forming bowl (reserve melon for another use or serve alongside sorbet, if desired). Drain excess juice from watermelon bowl. Cover and chill watermelon bowl until cold.
KOLRABI was once the favored vegetable of nobles and peasants alike! It is outrageous looking enough to try isn't it?! It can be eaten raw or cooked and its'
ALSO NEW AT THE FARM--ALL-NATURAL BEEF FROM LILLY'S FARM IN HOULTON. This is the real deal. The animals are raised on a small family farm with plenty of pasture, plenty of nutritious food, clean water and clean housing. We have everything from Tenderloin to Kabobs to Roasts... even dog bones (you lucky dog).
SEE YOU ON THE HILL!