Last night we dined on the deck with two good friends. The meal came mostly from fresh vegetables grown in our yard or at New Roots Farm, along with garlic from Winterberry Farm. The main course of fresh pasta sauce over linguine, was made from San Marzano tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, and garlic all plucked from these gardens.
The salad was especially pretty with arugula, shredded carrots and red cabbage, cucumber, a medley of sliced small tomatoes and one green zebra, a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper, and topped with nasturtium blossoms from our garden.
We talked about gardens and hiking and cars and bikes, and watched two mosquito-snatching bats fly just over our heads. Once the sun set the evening air cooled off, but the hardy late summer mosquitoes lingered. We were wishing for more bats. We watched a large, bright satellite, far, far up, travel across the late evening sky.
Mostly we just enjoyed a delicious late summer meal, home-made and home-grown.