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Keep It Simple, Stupid

June 27, 2010

Wise words, especially in the summer. 

You know what I love about produce in the summer?  How little you have to do to it to make it taste good.  In the winter, we roast, we season, we braise, we simmer.

In the summer?

We sprinkle with salt and pepper, and serve.

Summer Saute: 

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These tomatoes were so sweet, they were like candy.

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Asparagus, peas, grape tomatoes, and fresh basil (all from the State College farmers’ market):

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…topped with goat’s milk cheese from Wegmans:

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…and served with whole wheat couscous. 

Yum.

We just got back from a sweaty gym session (five and some odd miles on the treadmill, plus ten minutes in the sauna (which I am LOVING, by the way, even in the summer heat.  I love to sweat.)), and now we’re tackling some more home decor tasks. 

See ya!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2010 4:08 pm

    Your meals are so beautiful and colourful – I love them!

  2. greensandjeans permalink
    June 27, 2010 6:27 pm

    I am all about the simple! As always your pictures are so pretty!

  3. June 27, 2010 6:33 pm

    ahhh summer produce! Those tomatos look beautiful!

  4. eaternotarunner permalink
    June 27, 2010 6:55 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious! Love a good tomato 🙂

  5. June 27, 2010 7:49 pm

    If only that meal was what I considered simple. Looks delish!!

  6. June 27, 2010 8:06 pm

    That looks so good. Sometimes the simplest things are the best though aren’t they????

  7. June 27, 2010 9:06 pm

    Simple, but delicious! Just the way I like it. 🙂

    Jenn

  8. June 27, 2010 10:04 pm

    YUM…the goat cheese stole the show! 🙂

  9. Emily permalink
    June 27, 2010 10:10 pm

    That is a monster head of basil! Yum!

  10. June 28, 2010 12:58 am

    simple is really great. Its amazing what some olive oil, salt, and pepper can do. Great pics!

  11. June 28, 2010 12:06 pm

    Mmm – that fresh produce looks delicious!

  12. June 28, 2010 1:47 pm

    Why is it that you have to massage kale?

    • June 28, 2010 1:53 pm

      It draws out the bitterness and softens the kale 🙂

  13. June 28, 2010 6:09 pm

    I love summer produce and stopping at the many markets and fruit stands in this area – one good thing about living in farming/cow country. 🙂 Cute post.

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