To celebrate the bounty, I've been eating lots of crisp salads and savory omelettes. (A little not-well-hidden secret: when it's warm, I don't like to spend much time sweating over the stove.) My favorite omelette right now contains green onions, gruyere cheese, salsa verde and CARROT GREENS. Oh, those healthy and delicious carrot greens that you might be prone to throw away add a bright flavor to an otherwise ordinary meal. Add a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper, serve over a bed of field lettuce -- it's a quick and nutritious almost heat-free menu.
For a beautiful plate of rich orange hues, try a tasty salad of diced carrots, orange peppers, tomatoes and nectarines. The juice of the ripe fruits complements the sweetness of the vegetables, making this a salad that requires no dressing. So light! For a little protein, a scramble of eggs, mushrooms, sausage and herbs on the side ... or the above-mentioned omelette!