Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Paltz tastes good!

We spent the July 4th holiday weekend with our friends Harriet and Dave in New Paltz. Though they don't have their own garden, they belong to a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) at Phillies Bridge Farm, so they get plenty of fresh vegetables all summer. Though sometimes the allotments are small, and you have to take what they give you, luckily, Dave can whip up creative dishes on a dime. We ate like gourmands all weekend without ever hitting a restaurant. Star attractions: Zucchini risotto, vegetable frittata with goat cheese and farm stand corn on the grill. Let's not forget the freshly baked Pullman loaf and the blueberry jam made with wild blueberries picked on the Minewaska State Park trails. It wasn't all veg all the time. We snuck in grilled lamb, grass fed beef burgers and good old American wieners...it was the Fourth, after all...

Dave picks out Zucchini

A chef and his chard

Salad greens, lovingly prepared

2 comments:

meemsnyc said...

All of those look delicious!

The Gingerbread House said...

What a nice feast! Ginny