Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Explored the farmers' market

OK, so I can't own a house, but I do get to live in a cool metropolitan area that is very vibrant. And boy do we have a variety of farmers' markets! The local one here is only a mile and a half from my home, so I walked there while Golf took care of the baby. It's so fantastic! Next time I'm having them come with me. I bought beets, okra, white, yellow and purple onions, some organic heirloom tomatoes, basil, peaches, nectarines and plums. Now I've got to go find a good recipe for beets that I can make besides borcht, although I LOOVE borcht!


Running2Ks said...

Tomato, basil, onions--I'm thinking pasta sauce :)

Mel said...

Hi Aim! I went to our little farmer's market in Pinole last weekend and we picked up some okra too (I always think of you when I see okra since I didn't eat it much until you came along ;). So last night I made a Bindi Masala, which also uses onions and we used tomatoes from our garden for it too. Hubby said it was the best Bindi Masala he ever had. I *must* share this Indian cookbook with you, best recipes ever.

Oh! My favorite new way to eat beets is in a salad, with goat cheese. The saltiness and creaminess of the cheese really brings out the sweetness and earthiness of the beets. :P

Jyotsna said...

I am not that good with okra. We don't like each other apparently.

Can I have your Bortsch (sp?) recipe? Sounds interesting.

Mel, can I have your Bindhi curry recipe? : ) I would like to try okra ONE LAST TIME. Since I love Indian food, maybe I will like it that way!