Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fresh from the farmers market....

It was a gorgeous sunny day for the opening of our local farmers market. I didn't expect to find much produce this early in the season, but here's what I came home with:

a dozen farm fresh eggs
one bunch of red onions
one bunch of garlic (stalks?) which I will slice and caramelize in butter
a huge bag of just-picked arugula
a pound of asparagus from Jim Leet at Linnea Marie Farms
a bag of Mint Chocolate Chip cookies from B & J Bakery (they also sell pies)
a chocolate-pecan cluster from Arrow's Delight Chocolates

I sampled
Donna Holm's toffee (divine!) and had two of The Baklava Lady's mini spanakopita while I was browsing. It's such fun to see all of my favorite vendors again.

It's my turn to cook Sunday dinner (my mom and I trade off), so here's what I'm planning for tomorrow:
(using up the last of the Easter Ham)
Red Leaf Lettuce & Arugula Salad
with Candied Tomatoes, sliced Red Onion & Goat Cheese Crumbles
Pecan-Wheatberry Bread

Hmmmmm...still deciding on dessert, but the Perigord Walnut Tart in my new issue of Gourmet looks enticing. I have everything I need on hand; just don't know if I'll have time to get the crust made tonight.


Jeannetta said...

The font is too small on your
menu :(
The farmers market here needs to be on my list of must visit places this year, somehow I never remember!

brown eyed girl said...

Mmmm...I love the Baklava Lady's spanikopita!

Nine days! :)

H said...

I found out yesterday that I'd missed the spanokopita--I was trying to avoid her wonderful baklava after eating one of Lighthouse Bakery's fabulous sticky buns! So many choices, so little time...

Jennifer--flavorsoftheumpqua said...

Okay, so you guys are making me doubt myself. I looked it up in my copy of The New Food Lover's Companion and I did spell it correctly--spanakopita:)