It sometimes certainly seems as if:
“The world has gone mad today
And good’s bad today
And black’s white today
And day’s night today
And that gent today
You gave a cent today
Once had several chateaux”
So was Cole Porter that phenomenally prescient, or do we just keep doing the same things over and over in newer and newer ages of technology? Okay, it is not answerable, at least not by me. But tell me, why is such a premise as is contained in these lyrics so indomitably upbeat and cheerful?
What is even more cheering is the sight of all those farmer’s tables groaning under the mounds of zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions, eggplant, corn and squash. The artful piles of vegetables and fruit are so appealing that I confess to having bought, multiple times, more than I knew how I was going to use. Figuring it out is half the fun.
So one night the menu features roasted peppers filled with pork, onions and cheese. The next night, the grill is the center of activity and attention for everything from eggplant and corn to red onions and zucchini, all lightly brushed with olive oil and various seasonings. The simplest approach to these fresh flavors is all that is needed.
Our market’s web site has many, many recipes by many contributors. Have a visit to http://www.litchfieldfarmersmarket.org/ and enter whatever looks good to you tonight in the search box and you will find many choices. For today’s recipe we are offering Spiralized Zucchini with Roasted Red and Raw Sungold Tomatoes. The balance of the acidic roasted red tomatoes with the incredibly sweet Sungold cherry tomatoes is satisfying and refreshing. But don’t be limited by the particular veggies we used this week. Toss in a handful of corn, some diced peppers or a few scallions. Spiralize parsnips, celeriac or carrots instead of the zucchini. Substitute cilantro for the basil. Play with your food, it’s good for you. Take note: you may have to adjust your “full” thermometer, as it is easy to eat too much good stuff.