Today we bid a hearty welcome to students who have returned to Ithaca, or are arriving for the first time. This cool weather also reminds us that we can look forward to apples, persimmons, raspberries, sweet winter squash, and the other rich flavors of fall -- before we know it!
In the kitchen this week, we played with Shiso, an herb used in traditional Japanese and macrobiotic cooking. Shiso is usually pickled in salt and used as a condiment, and to be sure we're trying our hands at that. But we've also found that it makes an exquisite and unusual addition to lemonade. Try it and enjoy!
Peach season is in full swing, so of course -- peach pie! And with the season's blueberries dwindling -- blueberry coffee cake! And blueberry blondies! Our dessert display for the market is overflowing with delicious and nutritious goodness.
As always, we thank our farmers and providers!
Rice and Beanly Yours,
The Macro Mamas
|| Menu for Saturday, August 26, 2017 ||
Brown Rice with Sweet Corn & Cardamom-Infused Dilly Beans
Chickpeas with Apricot & Orange Blossom
Roasted Vegetable Medley with Olivida
Yellow Beans with red Onion & Ume-Dill Sauce
Kale Composite Salad with Cashew Sumac Sauce
Rosemary Farinata with Caramelized Onions
Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
|| Desserts ||
German Chocolate Cake
Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake Tarts (Raw, GF)
Peach Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream
Summer Fruit Crisp (GF)
Almond Zucchini Cake with Chai Spice Icing (GF)
Blueberry Coffee Cake with Chamomile Cream (GF)
Heavenly Tapioca (GF)
Coconut Parfaits (GF)
Double Chocolate Cupcakes (GF)
Blueberry Blondies (GF)
Cherry Chocolate Oat Bars (GF)
Maple Peanut Butter Cookies (GF)
Maple Almond Thumbprints
Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons (GF)
|| Beverages ||
Basil Lemonade - A Surprisingly Serene Herbal Infusion
Shiso Leaf Lemonade - Sweet-Tart and Refreshing
Spiced Masala Chai - Spicy and Warming, with Almond Milk