Sunday, September 7, 2008

Farmer's Market - Week 10

The Republicans tried to keep me away from my vegetables last week, so I hit another local market. I found some great stuff, including some amazing local blue cheese, but I didn't get a photo.




Every week I feel as though I couldn't possibly carry one more thing, but the next week I bring more home. Any ideas on what to do with 8 peppers? I'm not an eggplant lover, but I'm going to try some sort of roasted eggplant dip later this week. I made pesto yesterday, and right now I have a terrific corn dish in the oven which I'll share soon. What was available that I didn't buy? Melons, winter squash, huge bags of potatoes, apples, and brussels sprouts. I'm not ready for some of these yet; I'm sticking with summer veggies for now.

Come back tomorrow for another giveaway!

13 comments:

Eva said...

First of all, I love that opening sentence!!! lol

If you need a baba ghanouj recipe for the eggplant, let me know. :)

Tara said...

Ha! Me too, it's sort of political without being political!

I would love your recipe - thanks for the offer! I have a few that I've been looking at.

bermudaonion said...

I'm so jealous of your farmers' market. Local blue cheese sounds fabulous. You could make stuffed peppers, or,if you cook with peppers, you could chop some and freeze them.

Maw Books said...

Mmm . . . I was going to say stuffed peppers as well. I've never made them though, but it doesn't sound to hard.

Ali said...

It won't use 8 peppers, but when I have really good fresh peppers I like to slice them and fry them with sliced onion, chicken, and seasonings to make fajitas. Also love red and yellow peppers raw in salads.

xicanti said...

Local bleu cheese? I'm jealous!

Have you got any good stuffed pepper recipes? That'd use up a few of them, at least.

Tara said...

Bermudaonion, it is pretty good, if I do say so, the only thing that would make it better is a longer growing season. I'm thinking stuffed peppers is a great idea...

Natasha, my mother used to make them, I was never crazy for them, but I'm considering a veg. recipe of Deborah Madison's, in which you stuff them with quinoa, spinich, corn, and cheese. Yum!

Ali, fajitas is a great idea, thanks! We love them raw too, even my 6 year old!

Xicanti, it was crazy good. My daughter even loved it. I'm going to try the recipe I decribed above, I think.

J.Danger said...

"The Republicans tried to keep me from my vegetables last week"...the GREATEST opener EVER!

Guess what?! I found out that we do have a farmers market here in my town! On saturdays from 7 to 12. How excited am I?! I am going to hit it up next week!

Ti said...

I wish we had a farmer's market. Everytime I see your stash of fresh produce I wanna go out and plant something. I do have tomatoes! My son planted Sweet
100's and there are thousands. Well, looks like thousands anyway.

Tara said...

J.Danger, hehe, thanks! Great news about your farmer's market! I'd love to know what you find there.

Ti, I have four cherry tomato plants, including a Sweet 100, but the weather has just been too cool this summer, so not as many have ripened as in the past. Here is one of my favorite cherry tomato recipes:

http://booksandcooks.blogspot.com/2007/08/what-to-do-with-your-tomatoes-or-why-i.html

Nan said...

Love that opening, Tara! I chop up peppers and freeze them, as is. Then I saute them with onions, zucchini, shallots, garlic - any or all of those, and put them on pasta or rice. Just about my fave meal.

Tara said...

Thanks Nan! I hadn't thought of freezing them - thanks!

Kerry said...

Hi! I'm hosting a "Farmer's Market Report" Mr Linky. Maybe you'd like to submit this post? Come on by and check it out! : http://toeverymeal.blogspot.com/2008/09/farmers-market-report-sept-13th.html