A Simple Summer Meal


I love when the abundance of summer starts coming alive at the farmers’ market. I always buy more than I could possible eat in a week, but I just can’t help myself. This past weekend was no different. So, as a send off dinner for my husband who was embarking on a two week business trip (no doubt one filled with foods of convenience) I decided to make a simple dinner full of healthy and local flavors.

On the menu:

Grilled hot Italian sausage patties (Eagle Wood Farms)

Grilled zucchini (Wild Carrot Farm)

Fresh tomato sauce: tomatoes (Gresczyk Farms), basil (March Farm), chives (Newgate Farms), garlic scapes (Wild Carrot Farm), extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar (Olive Oil Factory). I just tossed all the ingredients into the food processor, pulsed a few times, and ta-da the perfect topping for the sausage patties.

Microgreens (Keed’s Farm) salad with a red wine vinaigrette.

Ah, summer. Dining al fresco on simple, delicious, local flavors. Life is good.

Cross-posted as part of Real Food Wednesday.

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  1. Grilled zucchini is one of my favorites. I've been eating it for breakfast all week. Looks like you had a wonderful meal!

  2. Love the name of the blog. We try to shop local as much as possible. I hope you'll swing by my recipe exchange too. I shared a yummy baked flounder recipe and love collecting other inspired ideas:


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