At my regular farmers' market, I found the first cucumbers of the season on Saturday. Also this week, another farmers' market opened for the season, and we went to check it out. Green tomatoes! What a treat, and definitely a taste of summer. And Publix has the last of the Florida corn still on sale 4/$1, so I had some of that in the fridge, too.
So, the menu for date night was set. We'd have fried green tomatoes to start, followed by kofta kebabs (um, fancy hamburgers--LOL) on pita with tzatziki sauce, and grilled corn on the cob.
Pretty cucumbers that inspired the whole menu
Two years ago, I made basil blueberry vinegar (straight from my fabulous Ball Blue book). Despite my vinegar winning NO ribbons at the fair, we loved the flavor. So, I knew that they would work well together in other applications, too. I have beautiful basil growing right by my front door right now.
And beautiful blueberries from the farmers' market.
Which became fabulous basil blueberry sparkling lemonade. A HUGE hit, and one that will definitely be repeated. A taste of summer in a glass.
We ended the night with a viewing of the Law and Order season finale (dude, we are so exciting!) A little good-bye to spring and the network TV schedule.
As well as a taste of Blue Bell's new summer flavor.
Change is good.