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
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.