farmers market

to market: kohlrabi

to market: kohlrabi

June 30th, 2011

Kohlrabi definitely falls into that category of “F.M.M.” (aka, Farmers Market Mysteries). It looks like the alien of vegetables, and more than a little intimidating to work with. I mean, seriously? But as I am always coming across it in every farmers market I visit I assumed that this homely vegetable must have some redeeming qualities. […]

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to market: garlic scapes

to market: garlic scapes

June 18th, 2011

Garlic scapes – I didn’t even know what these were till a few weeks ago, when our farmers market manager suggested I use them to make a pesto sauce. Still flush with success over my delicious roasted beet salad I agreed to give them a try……… So what ARE garlic scapes? They are the green “shoots” […]

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to market: beets

to market: beets

June 6th, 2011

I don’t know how this happened but until very recently I had never had a beet. I know, shocking, right? Okay, but really – how have I never tried one? And there is no one in my family who eats them either. My mom never served them when I was growing up and as they […]

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to market: strawberries

to market: strawberries

May 31st, 2011

Strawberries are at their most delicious RIGHT NOW, and I wanted to showcase them in a recipe that was not “the usual” (I think we’ve all seen enough Memorial Day strawberry shortcakes…………). And since fresh ripe strawberries need so little adornment, I was looking for a dessert that required little fussing. And then, just to set […]

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to market: persian cucumbers

to market: persian cucumbers

May 27th, 2011

When I was a kid, I was completely obsessed with the show “Zoom”. I never missed an episode and wanted, more than anything in the world, to be a cast member.  I even made my mom buy me what I thought was a reasonable copy of the striped shirt the kids wore in the opening […]

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to market………….

to market.............

May 21st, 2011

Three years ago I found out that my little town would be getting its very own farmers market, and I wasted no time introducing myself to the market manager and offering to help. I am a huge fan of farmers markets and was beyond thrilled that I would have one virtually in my own backyard. And I knew that […]

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