Sunday, June 29, 2008

Market Bounty

Things are really starting to pick up at the Farmers' Market. This weekend we picked up a ton of delicious stuff:

Many, many strawberries, as you can see! Some for strawberry shortcake, but most were chopped up and frozen for the rest of the year.

The rest of the goodies were very helpful in dictating our menu for the week. There was beautiful chard for the first time this year, which we had tonight (Pasta with White Beans and Swiss Chard). Lovely tomatoes from the Amish farmer (which will be turned into another pasta dish, along with some of our own basil and sprigs from the new parsley plants). Also a few early carrots, which will spur me to finish up the rest of the carrots left over from last fall (Gingered Carrot Soup with Cashews). We're still getting some asparagus (Asparagus and Shiitakes with Tofu). More of my favorite spinach (yummy salads). Some cilantro, while we're waiting for own stock to grow up a bit (Thai Tofu with Soba Noodles, with the remainder getting tossed into Quinoa Medley with Beans and Corn).

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