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Simplicity as Summer Steals Away

Rose here...stepping in for Pascale this week.

I know I’m not the only one feeling like summer is swiftly stealing away. There are plenty of things begging our attention rather than spending unnecessary time in extended meal preparation. No need with all the bountiful prime market offerings.



1. Cook one pound of your favorite pasta.

2. Drain and toss with extra virgin olive oil. Check out, and taste, the great selection at Arlotta Food Studio.

3. Add about one pound of chopped fresh tomatoes...different colors and/or cherry tomatoes work well, a handful of chopped fresh basil, about six ounces of a room temperature soft cheese, cut into small cubes,

and sea salt to taste.


(A stroll through the market will yield several vendors with tasty tomatoes and fresh basil; Growing Heart Farm returns this week. Rose at Sova Farm will be happy to recommend a cheese.)

Have you tried Pura Vida’s crab cakes? This week I baked them in my toaster oven, along with a couple ears of unshucked corn. Twenty minutes at 400 degrees, flip the crab cakes after ten minutes.


Perfect accompaniments would be Yuzu Jalapeño Momo Dressing instead of tartar sauce and a side of Hamov Eh slaw.

Bohemian Baked is back from vacation with all your gluten-free favorites. If gluten isn’t a problem for you, Knot of this World pretzels has quickly developed a fan base.

I’d love to hear some of your favorite simple market meals.

Share them on social media and please tag us #chappaquafarmersmarket or stop by and visit with me at the market tent on Saturday.

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