Well, this is over due. My sincere apologies. I’ve been busy, not only with boring stuff though, we’ve been having a ton of fun with the beginning of July!
Here’s the CSA share we’re working with this week..
(Bibb lettuce, fava beans, red cabbage, zucchini, cucumber, basil, broccoli, and heirloom tomatoes.)
You may also notice a nice growler in that photo! It is the, “strawberry rye,” from the East End Brewery! It was quite delicious, and extremely drinkable despite this 100 degree weather. Light, yet still providing great flavor.
As for the fantastic produce we received we’ve made some pretty delicious food:
Bruschetta, sourdough toasts. 21st Street Coffee, cold brew.
Grilled shrimp. Bulgur wheat, fava beans, grilled zucchini, red onion, and corn. Thyme, basil, balsamic vinaigrette.
Golden plums and blueberries from the East Liberty farmer’s market..the name of the farm is slipping my mind right now, so I’ll edit it in later. These were the most delicious blueberries I’ve tasted possibly in the history of all blueberries. Truly amazing.
I have no issue sweating through summer just for the bounty of fresh produce it brings. I can’t stop myself from going to markets and buying produce. We’ve been making it a point to grill as much as possible and fill the refrigerator with as much fruit we can possibly eat each week. It’s just so nice to be able to enjoy delicious food at the drop of a hat. Speaking of which, I bough the first peaches of the season on Monday! They were pretty good, but texture-wise a little better for baking than eating raw, which I did anyway. So, for the fourth James and I made a peach-blueberry cake.
We used one of my favorite recipes, so of course it is one of my grandmother’s. It is a jewish apple cake recipe. (jewish apple cake is actually thought to be of Pennsylvania Dutch descent, but contains no dairy.) Along with 1234 cake, and chocolate chip cookies it’s one my first memories of baked goods. I love this cake. It’s perfect, right out of the oven, the next morning, the next night..you get it. My Grammy is absolutely one of the greatest ladies in the world, and I owe so much to her, but for this post just know that she bakes the perfect apple cake.
In other news, there is another Tapped beer garden on Saturday!
It’s on butler street and 36th in Lawrenceville and starts at 3:30! We will be serving soft pretzels with honey mustard, chocolate-chip cookies (both ways,) and rhubarb, PBR sour gummies! Here’s the test run..
We’re excited about this, so come down, hang out with James, drink beer, and eat food!
I hope your fourth of july was a great as mine!
No chocolate-chip cookies tomorrow, S’mores cake instead! Come watch James accidentally light the table cloth on fire while he torches your marshmallow!