Sunday, August 31, 2008

Summer's NOT OVER


First off....thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. I guess someone's reading this stuff......

It's Labor Day weekend....the kids are going back to school...college football has officially kicked off...and the sun is throwing shadows like we haven't seen since last year at this time. All of these happenings conspire to trick our minds into thinking that it's fall. It's not. Sure, when you're growing up, the first day of school signals the end of summer. Vacations are over, you've gone shopping for your Garanimals, a new pair of sneakers, and a backpack and that's it for summer.(Don't forget the No.2 pencils) Well, summer hasn't given up in the food world. We are still brimming with corn and tomatoes, the herb gardens are overflowing and many crops are just coming back in after their second planting of the year. Don't line up the weekend apple picking trip yet, folks. Get your bum to the farmer's stand and take advantage of these summer treats. I guarantee you'll be wishing you had a plate of simply sliced tomatoes with some sea salt in September when you're biting into that stale, pithy, white tomato on your Subway sandwich in January. Ummm, the thought of stale, white and pithy makes me SO hungry.

4 comments:

Amy said...

yum! i'm not ready for fall yet either! i'm excited you've got overflowing gardens still. we've got reservations for a birthday dinner at the mansion in 4 weeks. we can't wait-hope the gardens are as bountiful then. keep up the good work.

Chef Andrew Little said...

Thank you for your comment. I hope you will come early for your reservation, have a glass of champagne and tour the grounds before your dinner. The gardens will still be vibrant in four weeks!

Fiber said...

I recently had some freshly-sliced heirloom tomatoes with black volcanic salt on them. They were absolutely amazing! There is no acceptable substitute for fresh ripe tomatoes.

Scott Sebastian said...

Our garden is done for the year but we're still using local tomatoes.

P.S. Hope you don't mind I added your link.