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August 13, 2009

What's For Dinner? And What We Found At The Farmer's Market!

First let's talk some Farmer's Market goodies!

I've been meaning to make it back over to the Farmer's Market for a while now, but something always comes up. You know how life goes. But this afternoon Miss G and I headed over to hopefully find watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes and we did and then some!

Farmer's Market Haul

As I said we found our tomatoes, cucumbers and our watermelon! We also found some blueberries, some okra, some peaches and some goats cheese!

I was ecstatic to see the okra, it's the first I've seen all year. Okra isn't really easy to find here in Maryland either, but it's getting easier. When we first moved here in 1999 I couldn't' find it anywhere and people look at me like I was crazy if I asked if they had any!

The peaches are so ripe you can smell them five feet away! I was also happy to see some late in the season blueberries and of course if you've been around Dianne's Dishes for a while you know about my adoration of goat cheese in general! Now that's what I call a productive trip!

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


Tonight is a mixed bag and it's because of me this time. Jamison and Alexis want spaghetti and as you know I'm about spaghettied out! So they are having spaghetti and I'm going to make a fresh corn chowder. I think I may also go ahead and cook up the okra to freeze.

What are you having?

Posted by Dianne at August 13, 2009 4:13 PM

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Now I can think of a lot of things to do with that haul you got at the market...but a piece of that watermelon would do me fine right now! Your right okra that far up is not common, so someone must have a nice green house going somewhere...One day I would love me a green house! Just put me a cot in the corner, and a wood burning stove...ahhh the life of a country girl!

Posted by: Chef E at August 13, 2009 6:23 PM

I grew okra a couple of summers ago, but haven't since. It really needs a bit of room to grow!

I'm planning on slicing in to that watermelon tomorrow!

Posted by: Dianne at August 13, 2009 6:27 PM

I baked some red garnet yams, and now they're soft and bursting out of their skin. I thought I'd mix the insides with soy chorizo and make burritos. Does that sound weird or appetizing to you?!

Posted by: Noelle Markus at August 13, 2009 8:01 PM

I'm not a big fan of chorizo, BUT I don't think that sounds weird! And Yams...Yum! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at August 13, 2009 8:15 PM

OK I am feeling better about my okra now that I see the size of this stuff. I thought I would have to throw mine away because it had gotten too big.

Posted by: Shannon at August 13, 2009 9:34 PM

I think it's better when it's smaller, but the big stuff is ok too! This okra feels really tender. Sometimes when it gets big it hardens up.

Posted by: Dianne at August 13, 2009 9:54 PM

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