AUGUST FOOD FESTIVAL: TASTY TOMATOES

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Each month, our Great Performances menus feature seasonal ingredients. It’s our way of celebrating the earth and bringing our special touch to every menu.

And each year, we eagerly anticipate the tomatoes, especially the ones we grow at Katchkie Farm. Nothing tastes sweeter and more like summer than a sun-warmed, perfectly ripe tomato. Any way you slice it, it’s a treat.

KATCHKIE FARM GAZPACHO

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes
  • ½ pounds cucumber
  • ¼ pounds green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Croutons

Procedure

  1. Rough cut all ingredients and place into a food processor and puree to desired consistency.

  2. Garnish the soup with ripe cherry tomatoes and a few nice croutons.

Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY is dear to our hearts, not only because that is our local, organic farm; but because it allows us to educate children on food and where it comes from via the Sylvia Center. Katchkie Farm has recently become one of our wedding venues. 

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