Though autumn’s approach is near, summer still feels full-on here in Nelson, BC. While I long for cooler air and falling leaves, the days have stayed quite warm.
When it comes to what’s on our plates, this has meant lots summery fare on regular rotation.
Think grass-fed burgers…sausages made in-house at our local butcher…and fresh, wild BC salmon from the town fish monger.
As always, an abundance of local produce completes our plates—including farmer’s market finds and beautiful bounty from our own backyard.
Here are a few glimpses. . .
There’s just something about sausages. They are super-easy to prepare, and the ones from our local butcher are super-tasty.
Railway Station Specialty Meats makes sausages in-house and offers a fantastic array of flavors. All go great with local daikon sprouts, yellow bell pepper, summer squash and chard sautéed in real butter.
My top picks are lamb-mint, lamb-rosemary and beef-chipotle. Randy likes those too, plus the various bison options and chicken-feta-spinach.
Each year around this time, the local fish monger runs a sale on wild, fresh sockeye salmon.
It’s in season and comes straight from BC’s Barkley Sound. We bought four whole fish, which the Fisherman’s Market filleted and packaged.
So good. Should’ve gotten twice as much.
Their fresh local oysters make the perfect pairing, especially when served with hot sauce, horseradish and farmer’s market veggies.
Okay, okay. Burgers will always be my fave.
These are grass-fed beef from our same butcher…served with local mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and sautéed squash, garlic and shrooms.
Oh yeah, and see that delightful purple basil? Paired with local goat’s milk gouda, it offered the finishing touch to our plates.
So I guess ongoing summertime eating isn’t too bad. . .despite my hankering for fall.
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