Hi! Oh the delights of outdoor marketing in late August! Do you enjoy the farmer's market like I do?
I suppose a big part if the fun--and challenge---of going to the farmer's market is being open minded, getting creative with what you find when you get there....
I went on Wednesday [yikes no parking! ]...went back later...my list was corn and squash, pickle cukes, berries for new cobbler recipe.
Instead I found the tiniest reddest sweetest grape tomatoes....
Of course we ate them ''as is''...but I also bought fresh ravioli with mushroom/ ricotta filling. And more ricotta...
Tonight I threw together a fast and delicious dinner:
in a large saute pan I put olive oil, 1/2 sweet onion, cut in thin strips, minced garlic. Cooked for about 6 minutes, added the little tomatoes...plus red wine, sugar, pepper, lemon pepper, tarragon, basil. I cooked all that on High til it caramelized. Boiled the rav' for 4 minutes, drained, added to big fry pan, tossed gently with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with parm, dot with fresh ricotta. Yum! yum-yum-yum.
For the weekend, I got this new cheese...a fresh cream cheese with pistachios.
"Cow's milk" sounds odd, doesn't it?
No pickle cukes though. Here's my pickles so far....
|bread and butter/ sweet pickles|
|the kids love the little oldfashioned Weck jars|
gone to the beach