Archive for the ‘Farmer’s Market Finds’ Category

I’m getting ready for winter.

Osage Orange($1),Red Onions, Sweet Peppers, Poblanos, Various Beans(Wax, Italian and Pole), Grape Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Roma Tomatoes, Potatoes.


Picture from the other side of the Chopping Board. I am starting to buy extra to put away for Winter. My Farmer’s Market is open from the first weekend in May til the Weekend prior to the US Thanksgiving. That means I attempt to put away what I can for December thru April. This year I have an advantage over the past few years. Since I bought the largest Refrigerator we could squeeze into our Kitchen 🙂 Seriously just squeezed into the space.


Til next time…more on how I store my Farmer’s Market finds for winter.


Playing with Ramen

Sautéed Green Beans and Carrots in Butter with Garlic. Cook til tender add some Chicken(is you have any leftover from something else) or not 🙂 , Balsamic Dressing, Scallions, the season pack from the Ramen and a touch of Lemon Juice. This is just one of the many Ramen creations my kid makes.

FYI: To my Vegetarian and Vegan followers just skip the Chicken, Butter(use a good quality Oil of your choice) and the season packet. Maybe add some Teriyaki or some Bragg’s 

Til next time…..find the time to play 🙂

Caprese Salad

Dressing: Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Garlic, Parmesan, and Fresh Cracked Black Pepper.

Mix well and let talk for as long as you can wait. Drizzle over the Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella. Chill til ready to eat.

Baked Salmon seasoned with Simply Greek Seafood Blend

Til next time….Happy Equinox 🙂


Pictured: Summer Squash($2 a pound), Sweet Peppers and Poblanos($2 a pound), Potatoes($2 a pond), Broccoli($1.50 a pound), Tomatoes($3 a pound), White Peaches and Apples($2.79 a pound), Green Beans and  Lima Beans ($2.99 a pound), Cucumbers(3 for a $1), Garlic(2 for $1), French baguettes(sale 2 for $4) and  Milk(not pictured).

Since I hadn’t been for 2 weeks I bought what seems like a lot. It isn’t. We’ve already enjoyed 1 baguette, 2 Tomatoes, and 4 Apples. Today I’ll be using the Summer Squash, Green Beans, a couple of Potatoes, 1/2 a Red Onion, the Broccoli and maybe more. You’ll have to wait and see what I come up with 🙂


Til next time……get out to your local Farmer’s Market.


FYI: Do you know the average age of the Produce you buy? I do.

Since I didn’t make it to the Farmer’s Market this weekend. I am running out of  fresh produce. Which in a way is a good thing. Being able to use up everything just means more room for all the Yum I’ll find this weekend. I have tagged this as Vegetarian/Vegan to share the simple veg dish that could be turned into a balanced Vegetarian/Vegan dish with just a couple of additions.

wpid-20140914_190653.jpgLeftover Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

wpid-20140914_180853.jpgSteamed Potatoes and Green Beans

wpid-20140914_185242.jpgBrowned the Veggies with Coconut Oil


I steamed the Potatoes, added a 1/2 Teaspoonish of Coconut Oil. Browned the Potatoes and added the Green Beans. Cooked with the lid on the pan til Green Beans were done. Added the Leftover Chicken and baked for a bit to warm the Chicken.Done!

To turn the Veg Dish into a terrific Vegetarian/Vegan dish. Just bump up the veggies. Add Mushrooms, Corn, Beans(Legumes), Tomatoes, anything that you love. It will work out great.


Til next time…….Enjoy 🙂