Unbeatable fresh sweet corn! A mountain of it wouldn't be enough! The here-today-gone-tomorrow nature of its perfect flavor has us dashing to the farmstand on a daily basis, heaving bags and baskets fresh-picked sweet corn to the kitchen for our lunches and yours. Here's to corn!
Oh glorious string beans! Steamed just to the tender crunch of perfection, abundant in the field and in the kitchen, packed neatly in Mason jars with garlic and dill flowers, brined and preserved for the months to come. Here's to beans!
And basil - fragrant, enticing basil! Its spicy scent lingers on fingertips long after picking. Flavor and aroma of high summer, pungent and delicate all at once. Here's to basil!
And here's to the garden workhorses, the plants that tend to be overlooked and forgotten for more exciting harvests, the ones we tire of harvesting and contemplate pulling up: here's to the chamomile, and the nasturtiums, and the signet marigolds with their citrus scent.
We celebrate each of these plants in our meal this week. Peppery nasturtium flowers and leaves grace our pressed cabbage salad, sweet corn adorns our red kidney beans, and basil weaves in and out of the menu. Chamomile infuses a coconut milk panna cotta the likes of which have never been seen before. Marigolds sprinkle our salad greens.
Join us in raising your glass -- here's to summer's bounty!
With gratitude, and as always, rice and beanly yours,
The Macro Mamas
|| Menu for Saturday, August 12, 2017 ||
All items on our lunch menu today are free from gluten-containing ingredients
Basil Polenta with Mushroom Sauce
Red Kidney Beans with Sweet Corn & Pickled Garlic Scapes
Beets with Fennel & Walnut Chutney
Sautéed Summer Chard with Garlic
Green Beans with Basil Pesto
Nasturtium & Cabbage Salad
Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
|| Desserts ||
Blueberry Cake with Lemon Curd & Coconut Icing
Raw Cashew Tartlets with Blueberries (GF)
Grilled Peach Shortcakes
Summer Fruit Crisp (GF)
Heavenly Tapioca (GF)
Coconut Parfaits, Two Ways (GF)
Chocolate Mousse with Almond & Orange (GF)
Chamomile Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce (GF)
Cherry Chocolate Cake
Chai Spiced Cupcakes
Blueberry-Walnut Scones (GF)
Almond Drops (GF)
Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)
Orange Zest Chocolate Chip
Maple Walnut Raisin Cookies