Thursday, May 28, 2009

Loving The Fresh Vegetables

Look what made an appearance on Saturday! There were only 3 flats and they were gone in seconds. I ate one and it was heaven.

My new favorite breakfast is a bagel with cream cheese, cucumber and some freshly ground black pepper.

We grilled fennel with new potatoes and fresh garlic.

Here is Tom Denison, the farmer I work for, putting some ice on the vegetables. We have had beautiful weather and the ice helps keep them from wilting.

These are salad turnips. They are delicious raw or sautéed with butter. They make a short appearance, so you should snatch them up if you see them!

And this was our market dinner Saturday evening. Grilled salmon, new potatoes, red onion, fennel, carrots and fresh garlic. We like to use our old cookie trays for grilling fish and vegetables, then you don't loose anything down the grates. The potatoes, carrots and garlic were tossed lightly with olive oil, fresh thyme, salt and pepper and placed on the grill first. The onions and fennel were added after the potatoes started to soften.

We covered the salmon with sliced red onions, salt and pepper and placed it on the grill for 10-15 minutes. The broccoli salad was the only thing not from the market, but I was craving it and found this great recipe that I had to try.

I'm away from the market this weekend because we are heading out for a school camping trip. Should be lots of fun. I'm in charge of Sunday brunch (for 200)! I'm using Diane's delicious strata recipe that was in her Christmas zine. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Market Day 1

Oh so delicious.

Carrots and sweet onions.

Leeks, new potatoes, green garlic, and fennel.

Lovely radishes.

Cabbage raab, oh yeah.

New potatoes.

I'm so glad that Farmer's Market Season is here!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Fairy Festival

My pretty fairy. She is wearing the fairy dress I made from Wee Wonderfuls. The crown was part of the festival activities.

Wand making was very fun.

I wore wings too. We must have dropped beads under the table.

Wren was not going to have fun, he has entered the "this is girl stuff" phase. :(

But I made him a wand and he had a hard time staying grumpy.