A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"


In the Garden

September 13th, 2003

What’s fresh? September is a great month in your garden or at your local farm stand. Bicolor corn is plump and sweet. Heirloom tomatoes, although not particularly attractive, are packed with flavor. Carrots are bright orange. Peppers and summer squashes are plump, colorful and delicious. When vegetables are at their peak, it is best to enjoy them in recipes with few ingredients. This highlights their flavor, rather than overpowering it.

CORN SALAD (mix, chill & serve)
3 ears of corn, cooked & removed from the ear
8-10 cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
3 scallions, chopped
1 tbs. fresh parsley
lime juice from ½ lime
1 tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
ground pepper to taste


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