Friends feed you spiritually, and sometimes physically: Thanks Elise G., for assigning me your weekly farmers’ bounty while you’re out of town.
What produce, what fun! First, a riff on cold vichyssoise with peeled zucchini in place of potato, then a fava bean saute for pasta with my own basil-mint pesto. For dessert, a crumble with those exquisite cherries.
A perfect summer meal, but don’t despair, girlfriend: there’ll be plenty left for your return.