We returned from vacation last Sunday morning in time to make it to our weekend market. We found that while we were in South America eating the exotic fruits of Colombia, the New York strawberries had disappeared. We happily found peaches, apricots and blueberries in their place. Loads of green beans as well as zucchini in all shapes, sizes and colors had joined them.
With no real plan, we scooped up some of everything. Back in our kitchen, the green beans and market potatoes were turned into this salad with a Dijon-yogurt dressing, alongside salmon picked up from Carroll Gardens Fish Market and then pan-seared at home. The arugula in the recipe was replaced with mixed greens from Lani's Farm, which are always stellar.
Although most of the fruits were eaten as-is, Prem sliced up a peach for a tomato and basil salad immediately after procuring all ingredients from the farmers' market. He topped it off with the incredibly delicious ricotta from Salvatore Bklyn for a refreshing summer lunch.
We're savoring these stone fruits and berries as best we can, as we know their days are limited.