Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Random bag of stuff but mostly produce

Keely. Random. Now!

This is my haul from the farmers market. I've numbered each thing (I'm not anal and food obsessed, sort of) but the numbers are so small I'm not sure you can see them. So if you squint real hard....
1. 3 different types of summer squash. (I've used most of these)
2. Patty pan squash. (roasted tomorrow for pizza with the leftovers for other equally yummy things)
3. baby beets. (roasted for pizza)
4. Grape tomatoes (pizza again)
5. Green beans (last night's dinner)
6. Chicken eggs (frittata and breakfast)
7. Duck eggs (breakfast this week with last night's mushroom ragout)
8. Tomatoes (general eating)
9. Jalapeno goat cheese (sprinkled on pizza after it is done cooking)
10. Baby and Japenese eggplant (stuffed on Thursday)
11 & 12. Assorted peppers (stuffed, roasted and general eating)
13. Peaches (baked in puff pastry)
14. Oyster mushrooms (last night's ragout)
15. Butternut squash (not sure but I'm thinking ravioli)
16. Sweet onions (general eating)

Now, my sweets your days are numbered. Mahahahahaha... Days are numbered, get it? Numbered.....I crack myself up.

The view from the Oasis restaurant at Lake Travis. JR and I sat outside, had a drink and chatted. Our topic of conversation was my NEED for one of these:

He wasn't buying it. Literally or figuratively.

War Time Cook and Health

The Dirty Dog tavern sign on 6th Street. This is about as classy as 6th Street gets.

The Kitchen Encyclopedia

I was feeling pretty smug about my personal sense of style until I recalled this photo. That goofy looking dork wearing a hat but no shoes is me. To see where I got my fashion sense just take a gander at the woman up front with the huge sunglasses and high-water pants. That would be my mother. My dad is not in this photo but trust me when I say, he was equally fashion backward.

I dare you to come up with a photo of yourself at the cocky age of 15. I bet my dorky trumps your dorky.


PS. Cookbooks care of Duke University. Who has the most exciting collection of cookbooks and advertising ephemera.


  1. Great old picture and I do love that bar sign. Nice haul at the market Michele it may have just made me given the spunk to travel down to ours this weekend. Cheers Michele!!

  2. I'm a bit jealous of your market haul. You ROCK! :)

    The view from the restaurant is stunning! Funny, my hubby hasn't bought my NEED to have one of those cars, either. Literally or figuratively.

    LOVE old cookbooks - wish I could go check out Duke University's collection, I'd be in heaven! :)

    I might be able to give you a run for your money on dorky. I better see if my mom can send me some pics to do that. ;)

    RTT: Dinosaurs, Geodes and a Scenic Moth

  3. Wow, that is an awesome assortment of fresh fruits and veggies! I am in impressed! Can I come over for dinner?

  4. Farmers Markets are always fun!!

    We get to freeze corn the next 3 days!!

  5. I am in a state of enthrall with your haul.
    How do you say ragout anyway????
    Like Ragoo our Rag Out?

  6. What a great haul! This is the best time of year for produce, isn't it? And patty pan is my favorite.

  7. That looks like a great haul from the farmers market! Local grown fresh veggies are always the best!

  8. I don't know. My dorky was pretty sincere. I think you were cute!

    I love fresh green beans so much, and I like the sounds of peaches in puff pastry. Yummalicious!

  9. Love the trip into the past....your group of kids looked like you really were having fun and that's what being young is all about!


  10. That is a very classy sign. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. I haven't been to Austin in years, but remember spending lots of time on the banks of Lake Travis or dining while enjoying the views.

  12. What a wonderful, eclectic mix of photos! I don't know what to comment on first. But I love love love the Farmer's market shot and totally also love your 15 year old shot.

    I'll see what I can do for mine ;-)

  13. That looks like the load of produce my friend just dropped off from our organic co op split. I'll be looking for ideas on how to cook some of this stuff I've never heard of.

  14. I've posted a pic of me at 15 in the past. It's...inelegant.

    At least the Dirty Dog sign is well-done. I've seen some poor attempts at that kind of thing.