This is the part of summer that I love, the part where it forgets to be 100 degrees every day and settles down into the seventies and gives me a break, no need for air conditioning, and the ability to turn the oven on without wanting to die.
I started off by making these little baguette slices with butter, sliced radishes, and dill. I hear from most people that they hate radishes. I seem to remember really liking radishes as a kid when my parents planted them in the garden. This was probably the only thing from the garden that I would eat other than the corn and strawberries.
This is one of my favorite things to make in the summer though I usually get around to making it a little earlier in the season.
My fishmonger (the one who, it turns out, gives me facts about fish that are greatly misleading!) recommended this coho salmon. I smeared it with Dijon mustard, fresh dill, salt, pepper, and sprinkled some panko bread crumbs on it before searing it in a pan and finishing it in the oven.
I made a kale salad with Hepworth Farm tomatoes, dill, and lemon as an accompaniment. It was a fantastic dinner which was only to be topped by ice cream at Longford's. Jen got the same flavor that her father thought was "disgusting."
We really can't make heads or tails of that assessment as it is, quite empirically, delicious. It's ice cream! When's the last time you had "disgusting" ice cream?