The first images of summer
In the kitchen, at the table, out my window in the garden, and in the wild..
day lilies in bloom: the buds, the petals, plenty to use
strawberry, rhubarb and rose petal shortcake and granité (with clover and vanilla grass)
low water levels: good for foraging
scallop ceviche with oxalis, wild ginger gelée, bee balm, milkweed brocoli vinaigrette
Pettinicchi in town: another sign of summer
milkweed shoots and brocoli
cattails ready to cook up
pigweed (or lambs quarters)
early summer salad with pigweed, live forever, smoked duck, quail egg, crinkleroot pickled veg
hot in the kitchen (hence the rag-sweat band)
François and his pea shoots
wild pea shoots
first Que strawberries from Cormier
snacking on pigweed
julienne des dames
lilac season at La Table
Terrasse is open
From the woods, the first shrooms..
Morels from my old spot in Ste-Adele
Agarics forestiers - smells like chocolate!!
François' first bolet picks: bolets orangés and bolets jaune
the first baby chanterelles (left)..
I seem to always forget to take food pictures during service, so as for signs of summer on the plate, you'll have to come out to eat...
My menu this week: http://soupnancy.squarespace.com/menus/ or visit www.jardinssauvages.com