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!


SisterDG said...

OOh, good luck! I hope everyone likes it!

Chris said...

Oooh, that salad does sound good...and I totally agree with Elise--blanched and shocked broccoli is way better than raw. said...

I am so enjoying your beautiful photographs at the market. Keep them coming, PLEASE!

Good luck with the brunch for 200. I know you will do a great job.

FYI, we have discovered a wonderful cherry size tomato that loves to grow fast, even in containers, and is delicious. It is called "Sun Gold" and Freddies has a bunch of them. I think you and Denny would enjoy growing them. Really - they are delicious.

gardenmama said...

ahhh lovely fresh food!
so funny, I just posted about eating the same meal of root veggies : ) My favorite meal ever yum!

Mom Advice said...

I love Farmer's Markets, but most of all I love growing my own veggies and fruits. Next year I hope to plant an orchard, but there is going to have be a lot of fencing put up to keep the animals out of it.