Cucumber Salad with Golden Oregano

 

Cucumber salad with golden oregano

This year I was inspired by my friend Kristin Perry at The Kitchen Potager in Ottsville, PA to add golden oregano to my kitchen garden. I’m so happy she shared this garden favorite with me as it has become one of my favorites, too!

Golden oregano July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumber Salad with Golden Oregano

Ingredients:

3 cups diced cucumber

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh golden oregano leaves

salt and pepper

Cucumbers
Cucumbers from Trauger’s Farm at the Doylestown Farmers’ Market

 

Method:

In a bowl, whisk the extra virgin olive oil and white balsamic vinegar together.

Add cucumbers and golden oregano. Toss.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled.

Serves 2. 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoy this simple summer salad. It would be lovely paired with smoked salmon and a crisp, chilled sparkling wine like Cava or Prosecco.

Cheers! Kim

 

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Spring Farm-to-Table Dinner ~ Earl’s Bucks County

 

MENU

FIRST COURSE

Graiff Farms baby arugula, Terhune empire apples, Cherry Grove buttercup brie, almonds / blackberry vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE

Davidson’s Wild Mushroom Risotto, crispy shallots, None Such Farms asparagus cream

THIRD COURSE

Bolton Farms Chicken, Phillips fingerling sweet potatoes, Flaim Farm radish salad

DESSERT

Terhune Apple and Paradise Hill Cranberry Tart, oWowCow Creamery Tahitian vanilla ice cream

Beautiful first course of baby arugula from Graiff Farms and buttercup brie from Cherry Grove Farm. If you have only had large-scale, commercially produced brie you are in for a real treat when you visit Cherry Grove Farm. The brie is fantastic!

Enjoyed perfectly prepared mushroom risotto with asparagus cream made from None Such Farm asparagus for the second course. Paired with Trefethen Family Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay, Napa CA. Bolton Farms, Phillips Farms, and Flaim Farms were featured in the main course. Paired with Red Cuvee du Vatican 2009 Cotes du Rhone.

And for dessert: the apple and cranberry tart was delicious. Served with oWowCow Creamery Tahitian vanilla ice cream. Perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

For more information on Farm-to-Table dinners at Earl’s Bucks County please visit Earl’s Bucks County in Peddler’s Village.

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Cheers! Kim 

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Glenora Wine Cellars 2010 Gewürztraminer

Glenora Wine Cellars 2010 Gewürztraminer
Glenora Wine Cellars 2010 Gewürztraminer

Looks like a January 2012 trip to the Finger Lakes in NY state is leading to an early summer of love of NY state Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Rkatsiteli. I tend to be a seasonal wine drinker (more reds in winter, more whites and my favorite dry rosés in summer) so we’re chilling the wonderful whites I purchased way back in January and enjoying them now. 

This Glenora Wine Cellars 2010 Gewürztraminer has a lovely aromatic nose, a bit of acidity, with slight spice and sweetness in the finish. We paired it with New England-style shrimp rolls, potato salad and a spicy cole slaw. Memorial Day weekend perfection. 

Vintage: 2010

Varietal: Gewürztraminer

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Alcohol: 11%

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