Take advantage of everything late summer in Ithaca has to offer. The best way to weekend is to hike, swim in the gorges and pay a visit to the Ithaca Farmers Market. With plenty of produce in peak season, there is no reason not to try some new techniques with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Options are endless from healthy takes on tacos to greener ways to make gazpacho.
Here are some ideas for your farm fresh produce:
Recipe by farm to table pioneer Alice Waters here.
Heirloom Tomato Caprese
For a simple and sophisticated side, plate up ripe heirloom tomatoes, cheese and basil. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.
Spicy Carrot Hummus
Harissa adds an exotic kick to enhance a classic dip. Recipe here by Cornell School of Hotel Administration alumna Aida Mollenkamp.
Looking for a light and refreshing summer snack? Here’s a chilled soup cool as a cucumber.
Add a chilled bottle of white wine and you have the perfect end of summer soirée.