amadi: An appetizing array of various fruits and vegetables. (Food)
[personal profile] amadi
A light take today at the all-organic market, but I came home with:

Chipotle rubbed Chevre
2 ridiculously curvy zucchini
1 softball sized kohlrabi
A bunch of baby red onions
1 jar of green tomato jam
2 Lebanese spinach pies

And my favorite find: 2 huge fistfuls of garlic scapes (!!!!) I'm so excited by them I can't handle it. I have so many ideas!

Does anyone have any unique ideas for zucchini or kohlrabi? My zucchini ideas, especially, are kind of stale but at the same time it's hard to get tired of just lightly sauteed zucchini with a touch of onion and garlic.
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[personal profile] umadoshi
Today I went to my local farmers' market for the first time this year (my husband's been going, but I've been working out of town). ^_^ We came home with:

- One bottle of whole milk
- Eggs
- Fiddleheads
- Hot Italian sausages (for my own reference, these came from Roselane Farm--I'm making a game effort at trying the sausages from each farmer to figure out which can be my new default)
- Shoulder bacon, side bacon, and ground beef

Plus some prepared foods:

- Sausage rolls and pepperoni
- A dark chocolate & pecan cookie and a vanilla cream/chocolate/raspberry Berliner
- Dutch black licorice

SCORE

Jun. 18th, 2011 11:55 am
rydra_wong: Half a fig with some blue cheese propped against it. (food -- fig and cheese)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
I have Romanesco cauliflower. Which I can never resist because it's FRACTAL VEG.

Not to mention fluorescent lime green.

(Also I have gooseberries and raspberries and a giant bag of mixed salad leaves and cavolo nero and eggs and pigeon breasts and lamb's hearts.)
anne: (bluebonnets)
[personal profile] anne
I went for bread and blueberries. I came back with bread, blueberries, coffee beans, red clover sprouts, raspberries...


...AND PEACHES.
anne: (bluebonnets)
[personal profile] anne
- tomatoes
- eggs
- bread
- snow peas
- cauliflower
- new potatoes
- baby squash

(rats, I forgot the carrots.)
anne: (bluebonnets)
[personal profile] anne
A friend has thornless blackberries in her back yard, and she invited me over to pick what I wanted. I ate a quart as I picked, like ya do, but I still filled a gallon pail. They're awesome with Greek yogurt and dark brown sugar, in the absence of maple syrup. Today I made an olive oil cake with a cup of strained pulp and a cup of whole berries. I can highly recommend the idea!
azurelunatic: California poppies, with a bright blue sky and the sun. (California girl)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
Strawberry season is tapering off, so the strawberries are bigger (better for dipping, less easy to just pop in your mouth, less tasty) but cherry season is getting going!

I came home with a half-flat of strawberries (six little baskets) and six pints of cherries, plus a large number of apricots.

http://azurelunatic.tumblr.com/post/5938519216/6-pints-of-cherries
Large white plastic bowl filled with dark and light red cherries, with a strawberry or two on top.

Last week I ran short of fruit, and had to get some more midway through the week. Fresher, but I'd been hoping to do fewer shopping runs. Alas.
anne: (bluebonnets)
[personal profile] anne
- TWO quarts of strawberries

- eggs

- mixed lettuces w/spinach

- ASPARAGUS ZOMG. It's as thick as my thumb at the bottom, but guess what? Not the least bit woody.

- the most adorable marble-sized potatoes I've ever seen.

Many of the eggs and some of the strawberries are going into a clafoutis for the Mothers' Day brunch at church. Some more of the eggs are going into an olive-oil cake, ditto.

No bread because by golly, it's time to start baking again.
azurelunatic: California poppies, with a bright blue sky and the sun. (California girl)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
This week at the farmers' market I came home with:

Six baskets of strawberries
One loaf of plain sourdough bread
One load of sourdough bread with cheese
A very large bag of sugar snap peas

and just a touch of sun-touching.

I always feel horrible about myself if I forget to wash and put away my haul and it winds up spoiling (whee, depression and low stamina!) but this week I got everything washed and put away almost as soon as I got in the door.

I've already had a handful of the peas, and I have a bowl of strawberries now. Whee!


This was the first week this year I'd seen cherries, but I didn't get any. I was pretty sure they wouldn't be as good as I hoped.
rydra_wong: Half a fig with some blue cheese propped against it. (food -- fig and cheese)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
But it was a tiny local shop selling groceries and deli foods, and I managed to score two bags of Agen prunes (pruneaux d'Agen), which must surely make this post legal.

The name is a "protected geographical designation" in the EU, so only dried Ente plums from Lot-et-Garonne in France can be sold under the name. And they're the opposite of the shrivelled, hard chewy things sometimes sold as prunes -- these are prunes which remind you that prunes are dried plums, concentrated sources of rich plummy goodness, aged like fine wine. They're dried then rehydrated, so they're soft and plump and moist and glossy and generally pornilicious.

I am grateful to the universe that my digestive system will tolerate large quantities of prunes (or figs) before any, er, laxative effects kick in.
azurelunatic: Teddybear that contains ethernet switch.  (teddyborg)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
Yesterday my aunt had a run-in with a new bit of malware for the Mac. I went over to help. She sent me home with a very large bag of delicious lettuce: red-leaf, butter, and curly.
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[personal profile] anne
I got a quart this morning, and it's already half gone. :-D I was going to make a strawberry clafoutis with the farm eggs I got, but I think I'm going to run out of strawberries before I get around to it. These eggs are so good that I won't mind a plain egg custard.

I also got a loaf of whole wheat from my favorite baker. He built his own wood-fired brick oven, and nobody else in town even comes close! When his chilies are fruiting, he makes an amazing mole bread, with sliced jalapeƱos and chunks of 70% chocolate. But I'm in Missouri, so it's not quite time for that yet.

(Thanks to [personal profile] rydra_wong for telling me about this place. I'm going to love it here.)
azurelunatic: California poppies, with a bright blue sky and the sun. (California girl)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
I bought two pounds of peapods yesterday. It is only by force of will that I have not eaten all of them already.

I also got a bundle of asparagus, a head of cauliflower, three hearts of romaine lettuce, two lonely little tomatoes, and ALL THE STRAWBERRIES.
rydra_wong: Fingers holding down a piece of meat (heart) as it's cut with a knife, on a bright red surface. (food -- a slice of heart)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
For a couple of quid, I got nearly a kg of organic beef liver at the market today.

Some of it was supper (pan-fried until pink in the middle, with a salad of crunchy raw red cabbage, red onion, and walnuts).
rydra_wong: Fingers holding down a piece of meat (heart) as it's cut with a knife, on a bright red surface. (food -- a slice of heart)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
I have black pudding and raw butter.

Well, it makes me happy.

ETA: I had black pudding. It is no more. It laid down its life, along with some fried mashed apples, to enhance my evening.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
I peeled and cored them, then braised them in a little bit of water; contrary to the recommendations of the intrawebs, I didn't add any sugar, and they still came out sweet enough (and even caramelized a little).

They would be fantastic with cheese or game, I think, but since I don't have either of those on hand right now I'm eating them for breakfast.

I love the texture: a bit grainy, like guavas.
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[personal profile] rydra_wong
"Bletted" is a great word. I got a punnet of them at the farmers' market yesterday.

The medlar was, according to Shakespeare, colloquially referred to as the "open-arse" (it's in Romeo and Juliet). This has been your literary factoid for the day.

ETA: Forgot to say -- for anyone who's wondering, the inside of a bletted medlar is a brown sticky puree-like substance, like a relatively unsweet applesauce with some cinnamon; you can squeeze it into your mouth if you're too lazy to find a spoon.

Fall!

Oct. 17th, 2010 04:45 am
azurelunatic: Chocolate dessert, captioned No Artificial Shortages  (no artificial shortages)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
This week, I got a half-flat of strawberries (6 baskets) for $7, a bunch of grapes at $2.50/lb, and some nice white button mushrooms (what can I say, I'm boring) for $3/lb.

Graaaapes. on Twitpic

That was Thursday. Yesterday, I came home from my aunt's, where I was helping her with her dog class, and found myself with quite a few apples (one of her students had brought a bag), and a squash.

I think a curry may be in my future, with the squash and those potatoes that I just happen to have languishing about.
rydra_wong: Lee Miller photo showing two women wearing metal fire masks in England during WWII. (Default)
[personal profile] rydra_wong
My fruit & veg box delivery service (CSA if you're in the US?) sells other foodstuffs, too.

I have venison mince and wild partridge, delivered to my doorstep in a cardboard box filled with icepacks and eco-wool insulation.

I gloat.

Fruit!

Sep. 20th, 2010 11:01 am
azurelunatic: "Food Pr0n", cherries.  (cherries)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
This past week, I only got three baskets of raspberries and six of strawberries.