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June 18, 2009

What's For Dinner? Plus What We Picked Up At The Farmer's Market!

Farmer's Market 6/18/2009

Today was the first day of our local Farmer's Market so Alexis and I ventured over to see what we could find. I had hoped they would have some peas, but alas we didn't find any. We did however find several other things! We got some eggs though next week I'm going to see if I can find someone that is selling them in paper cartons instead of Styrofoam since I can't recycle that here. I finally found some rosemary plants and picked up some more thyme just because. Alexis picked out a loaf of brioche from a local bakery that had a stall. I also got some more garlic scapes...I just love garlic scapes! And last but not least Alexis wanted to try some blue potatoes so we got a couple to try! If she likes them we'll get more next week. I really like the blue variety. I just love the Farmer's Market!

Now let's get down to What's For Dinner!


Tonight Jamison is having steak and rice. Alexis and I are having black beans, some left over corn and sliced tomatoes.

What are you having?

Posted by Dianne at June 18, 2009 4:14 PM

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Curious about what you plan to do with your garlic scapes? I bought some at my farmer's market yesterday and added them to a sweet and sour summer squash dish. They were wonderful.

I just read a recipe for garlic scape pesto --using scapes instead of cured garlic. Haven't tried it yet but likely will.

Also, love purple potatoes -- there are many varieties but I have not yet met a potato that I didn't like to eat baked, braised, grilled are my favorite ways.

Posted by: Jill, The Veggie Queen at June 18, 2009 4:29 PM

I've been using them as you would onions or garlic. I've had them in stir fry, with other vegetables, in an omelet, etc. I had never had them before this season, but they're great!

I saw a garlic scape pesto somewhere recently. I haven't made it though. It looks interesting!

Posted by: Dianne at June 18, 2009 6:57 PM

I know the farmers markets around here accept any egg cartons so they can reuse them. You might want to see if that's the case at yours. I missed our local market this week, but I'm on vacation next week, so I hope to hit at least one in the area.

Posted by: Di at June 18, 2009 10:51 PM

That's a good idea Di! I'll ask them next time I go!

Posted by: Dianne at June 22, 2009 9:19 AM

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