We are having my daughters and a few friends over for dinner Saturday. Danny and I are marking our 10th anniversary (the actual day we met was July 4). With summer’s abundance upon us, we will celebrate with food.
These zucchinis from the garden will go into brownies. The lemon balm and lemon verbena will flavour iced green tea. As many red onions as I could want are ready at hand to add zip to corn salad and other dishes. I have already made oodles of basil pesto to season baked shrimp, and will add more fresh basil to a watermelon salad.
We will start the day at Guelph Farmers’ Market, where many things are hard to resist. Last week we bought a basket of sour cherries; last night I baked them into a pie. This time of year it is exciting just to go and see what appears. I can hardly wait to see my favourites: apricots and peaches from Niagara region. They will probably not come along for another week or two, but we will find other fresh fruits and vegetables to festoon our kitchen island.
What foods excite you most this time of year?