Ahh, this is just the most glorious time of year. There are so many reasons but I especially love that this is the time of year where I can get all sorts of seasonal, fresh and local foods. On a recent trip to the Copley Square Farmer's Market, I picked up a number of things. So my dinner Sunday night was made in large part with things from the farmer's market.
I bought a package of sweet pea ravioli from Valicenti Organico which I had initially planned to serve together with golden and green zucchini cooked in olive oli and red chili flakes. But once I tasted the delicate flavor of the ravioli, instead I made a light sauce from the pasta water and pecorino romano cheese to serve the ravioli with. I had the zucchini on the side as well as a tomato, cucumber and olive salad (kind of a Greek peasant salad but not exactly). The tomatoes are getting to the point this year where they are bright red and actually taste like tomatoes. As for the cucumbers, I eat them all year long but now they are so crisp and snappy, there's just nothing bettter.