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September 30, 2006

Farmers' Market Haul - 9/30/2006

I've been going faithfully to the Willow Glen farmers' market every Saturday morning, but not so faithful about blogging it. Bad food blogger. The market standouts have definitely been the Green Zebra tomatoes, the salad greens from Happy Boy Farms, and many lovely varieties of cauliflower.

Alas, Happy Boy Farms was not at today's market. I suspect that with winter fast approaching, there may not be as many salad greens to bring to market as there once were.

Last weekend, I scored some orange cauliflower. I made this recipe, which was pretty good, though when I make it again, I'm going to use lemon juice instead of red wine vinegar. I think it would go better with the flavor of the cauliflower.

Alas, Mr. Spaceling has not been impressed by cauliflower. It's okay - it leaves more for me.

Today, the farmer from whom I bought the orange cauliflower had purple cauliflower. Purple! This has got to be one of the most beautiful vegetables ever - it is a deep, velvety, purple. It is gorgeous. So, of course, I had to take some home.

"You should see the purple cauliflower I got from the farmers' market!" I said to Mr. Spaceling. "It's the prettiest vegetable ever."

"I don't have to eat it, do I?" said Mr. Spaceling.

I assured him that he didn't. That cauliflower is all mine!

Along with my purple cauliflower, I also got...

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 bunches choy sum

A smaller haul today than many - we currently have quite a bit of fruit in the house, so I passed up the late peaches and the early apples that were on offer. I think I may have finally eaten my fill of Green Zebra tomatoes for a while, bizarre as that may seem. (My favorite thing to do with Green Zebra tomatoes - spread a nice pumpernickel bread with lowfat yogurt cheese, layering the Green Zebra tomato slices on top, and sprinkling with a bit of salt and lots of freshly ground pepper. Yum.)

Yogurt cheese, by the way, is plain yogurt that has been drained until it's thick and spreadable. It probably merits a post of its own. I've been using it as a tangier (and lower fat) alternative to cream cheese.

Posted by spaceling at September 30, 2006 07:43 PM

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