Saturday, July 19, 2008

Farmers Market

This past week at the Farmers Market we featured fresh figs and our homemade fig chutney. They were a real hit. We sold all we had in about an hour and a half!
We are at the 84 West Farmers Market on Thursday's from 3-6pm (many times we sell out by 5pm) Get there early to get the best selection! Check back later for a list of what we'll be selling this Thursday.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer perfection

So I can see that great minds think alike, with summer in full swing and tomatoes at their peak I can't think of a better lunch than a tomato sandwich. Although I do like the classic tomato and mayo my all time favorite has an Italian twist.
Start with a nice hunk of sourdough, next add some fresh pesto, then fresh mozzarella, top with garden fresh tomatoes some fresh ground black pepper and sea salt finish with a drizzle of balsamic. Enjoy all the summer flavors at their best.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You say tomato, I say... summer!

Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime... Warning: A really good ripe tomato may make you want to break out into song. What could be more summery and delicious than a red ripe juicy tomato? This year, dad planted a heirloom variety of tomatoes in the hydroponic system. Wow, the taste is amazing. They taste and smell like, well, a tomato! The heirloom varieties are not high bred to produce a uniform size and shape. So they often look less than perfect than grocery store tomatoes but taste so much better. The variety, combined with the fact that the tomato is allowed to ripen on the vine, is what we think make our tomatoes so tasty! (And of course, no herbicides or pesticides were used on these babies.)

They taste so good, in fact, that I prefer to just slice them, and put them on bread with some mayo and maybe just a sprinkle of sea salt. Nothing fancy but one of the best things you'll ever eat! You can taste the hot summer sun in every juicy delicious bite!