July 12, 2012

Cooking in the Summer

Summer is a wonderful season, there are so many fruits and vegetables that are simply delectable. The extreme heat does put a damper on my appetite and willingness to face the kitchen. However, one early morning walk through the market, when its still comfortable, makes my appetite soar. All the wonderful colors of the fruit and vegetables are so inviting...

This is today's shopping... the photo isn't the best but my camera's battery was too low so I had to rely on the iPad...

We purchased basil, violet eggplant, curly tomatoes, zucchini flowers, spring onions, light green zucchini, goat ricotta, pecorino (sheep's) cheese from Maremma (Tuscany) and eggs.

And in less than 1 hour and a half, we turned up the following dishes

Zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese


Frittata with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar


Summer Eggplant Parmigiana


Tender zucchini with basil


I love summer cooking, after all!