Late summer is a very busy time for us at the mill. Really, we’re pretty busy all year round. This time of year is one of our favorites, though. The end of summer means that most of us are finally finishing up major summer projects and reenergizing to start new ones.
Lately, employees have been generously bringing extra produce from their gardens to share, which sparks wonderful conversations of favorite dishes. Recipes are traded, secrets are shared and stories are told. Food has an amazing way of bringing back memories of days gone by and reminding us of where we came from.
For me, personally, I have been delighting in kale this summer and am sad to see it disappearing from market stands. Gently sauted in olive oil with garlic and onions and served over a bed of quinoa– delightful! It reminds me of cooking with my mother, laughing and sharing stories from the day.
What are your fondest food memories from this summer?