I love food! I love to cook! I love to bake! I love to eat! But, most of all, I love summer food! Fall, winter, and spring bring about a lot of comfort food – those things your mother made and her mother before her and probably her mother before that, the heavy foods that need retooling to fit today’s lifestyles. Summer means fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh pestos, fresh everything.
A few weeks ago, I had an overabundance of swiss chard. This was a new food to me. When I use to think of swiss chard, I would think greens – spinach, collard greens. Now, I think pesto. I made the most tasty swiss chard pesto.
Last night, it was pulled pork sandwiches. I should probably say that yesterday as the pork shoulder was slowed cooked in a moist manner over the grill. I started the grill a bit after 10 a.m. and took the pork off about 3. I also made a fresh barbeque sauce for it. It was soooo yummy.
Tonight, as it is my youngest’s birthday, we are having what he wants for dinner. He has requested salmon. I will do my best to find the freshest Atlantic salmon – how can Pacific salmon be fresh in upstate NY? – and he will help cook it. I am thinking cedar plank grilled with a dill sauce but we will see.