Back on Mother’s Day, Holly and I took the 25 minutes train ride up to see my mom. While there, we helped her plant some things in her garden. A couple of months later, that work started producing vegetables and we went back this weekend to alleviate my mom from the overwhelming amount of produce the garden has produced.
We came home with a nice score of egg plants, a couple of kinds of peppers and a variety of tomatoes.
We brought this stash home on Saturday, and on Saturday night, we made a simple pasta with these vegetables and some yellow zucchini we had from our last jaunt to the farmers’ market. And, of course, a ton of garlic.
On Sunday, we trekked 5 blocks, in some intense Philadelphia summer heat, to Di Bruno Bros. (via the Fine Wine & Spirits Store) and got some Maple Bacon and Scallops. We cooked up more egg plant, peppers and tomatoes along with a ton of garlic and then fried up the bacon and pan seared the scallops.
At the Wine and Spirit Shoppe, Holly picked out a wine that complemented our dinner exceptionally well: a 2010 Monti Guidi del Carmine Pecorino.
Without a doubt, another very successful cooking weekend!