From juicy heirloom tomatoes and crisp peppers to fragrant peaches and lemons, summer’s late-season bounty continues this week with a fresh and flavorful meal starring a creamy polenta entree topped by all-natural chicken Italian sausage, smoky-sweet peppers and summer squash. Add alongside a robust red wine, our housemade pickled cauliflower to pair with Pain au Levain bread and Grana-style cheese, plus crisp produce including fresh cranberry beans, cucumbers and baby beets, and you’ve got all the makings of an al fresco feast.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Polenta with Chicken Italian Sausage & Sautéed Summer Vegetables
This creamy dish is bright with Italian flavors, courtesy of pungent mixed peppers and summer squash.
Chilled Tomato & Peach Soup
This creamy, cold soup is bursting with spicy appeal.
Cantaloupe & Cucumber Salad with Basil
Juicy and incredibly crisp, this salad always receives rave reviews.
Fresh Cranberry Beans with Lemon & Olive Oil
A lovely side for a summer barbecue, these beautiful beans are also tossed with fresh herbs.
Grilled Eggplant with Lemon & Mint
Tossed with fresh mint for added brightness, this barbecued eggplant boasts a wonderfully-rich and smoky flavor.
Smoky Bell Pepper & Eggplant Salsa
This smoky salsa is a wonderful boost for burgers, sausages and more.
No-Bake White Peach Crumble
The perfect no-fuss dessert for a hot summer’s day!
Topped with our signature almond & dried cherry crumble topping, this sweet-tart dessert makes the most of fresh spring rhubarb.
2 pounds fresh rhubarb, chopped
½ cup sugar
¼ cup flour
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon orange zest
¼ teaspoon salt
Farm & Larder almond & dried cherry crumble topping
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. In a large bowl, toss together rhubarb, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, orange zest and salt. Transfer to a greased 8-by-8 glass or ceramic baking dish. Scatter almond & dried cherry crumble topping evenly over top.
3. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes, or until golden on top and bubbly. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.