As most of you know we spend Saturday mornings at our local farmer's market. This is keeping to my personal goal of eating locally, organically and in season as much as possible. JR's personal goal is to keep eating. Sort of mirrors his and really it should be all of our goals to keep breathing. Now, if I can get someone to pay me to breathe then my occupational goal would be ticked off the list. Enough about goals, let's get to the food.
I have a strategy about farmer's market finds. I go to the market without a list, buying whatever looks the best then making up or finding recipes when I bring my treasures home. The only really consistent item I buy is eggs. Everything else is a crap shoot.
This week the greens were in full force along with some lovely root veggies. The carrots were especially pretty.
I bought some spinach. Of which some of it went on pizza, some has gone into Dr. Boy's smoothies, of which he makes every day, and the rest, well, I'm not sure but I'm thinking spinach salad with candied pecans and strawberries. The berries are still in season here.
I bought some red beets (sorry no pictures of these). These have been boiled and ready to turn into beet sliders with the green leaf lettuce I picked up (yes, no picture of this either. What can I say; I'm lame). I plan to serve these with fingerling Parmesan fries and possibly the spinach salad. Or maybe grilled cauliflower. I have some that needs to be eaten ASAP!
We picked up the lovely little grape tomatoes in this picture and are finding ourselves eating them like candy. I'm not sure they will make it into the roasted tomato and garlic side dish I had planned.
I can't stop this post without telling you all about the flowers. They were FREAKING beautiful! Virtually every vendor had flowers to sell.
I'm pretty jazzed about the new vendor in the market. He sells milk and cream that is organic, local, low temp pasteurized, need I go on. The only thing that would make it better is if it was raw but you know that is never going to happen in the U.S.A. unless I get my own cow. Which will never happen because I hate milking cows or goats. I had to do this on my cousin's farm as a kid and hated it. So, as a grown up I've decided to leave that to someone else.
Got to go. Have a great day everyone.
PS: It is Monday so let's all try to make it meatless. You know it is only one damn day out of the week.