Our good friend Debby had knee replacement surgery and was staying with us for a few days to recuperate. She lives in a walk-up so the elevator in our building came in handy. On her last night with us we invited a few friends over to celebrate her successful procedure.
Like most of my menus this highlights the season, and what a season it has been the market is an orgy of options. What really caught my eye this week was the incredible variety of tomatoes. I had some left over home-made puff pastry from Melissa Clark’s recipe for Carmel Peach Skillet Pie, her clever variation on Tarte Tatin, which I rolled out and made into a savory tart which featured some of the above tomatoes. Oh and I also made her skillet pie as the peaches were almost as abundant as the tomatoes at the market.
One of the reasons I often post menus is to remind folks of all the good recipes here on Urbanfoodguy. One that has become a stand by classic is Spicy Carrot Salad. Right now local heirloom carrots are delicious sweet and plentiful, as is Arugula. Several farmers sell fresh farm stead Goat cheese at the Unions Square market.
The smoked salmon I served on my new favorite Rye Berry Bread As a little going away treat after the meal I made Chocolate Peppermint Patties, another Melissa Clark recipe. If you only make one recipe this week make this one! They are perfect, Girl Scout Cookie meets After Eight. Make the most of the season and share it with the people you love. Enjoy!