Thursday, June 10, 2010

farmers markets are fun in the rain!

Even though it's raining and COLD right now in New Hampshire, today's farmers' markets were still full of goodness! We went to both Exeter and Lee, and came home with garlic scapes, cucumbers, kohlrabi, garlic/dill quark (yum!!!), asparagus (probably the last for this year, according to the farmer...), ground beef, and eggs. Since we also stopped at Warren Farm this morning for snap peas, and the lettuce, kale, and spinach in our garden are growing like crazy and allowing us to harvest just about daily right now, we're looking forward to some veggie-filled meals this week!!

Since peas are best enjoyed soon after picking, tonight's dinner will include Garlic Snap Peas (recipe courtesy of Green Earth Institute) -

Heat: 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil.
Stir in: 1 large clove minced garlic.
Add: 1 1/2 cups sugar snap peas.
Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle with: 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
Season with salt and pepper and serve over rice, if desired.
Serves 2.

1 comment:

Life Looms Large said...

Good farmer's market report!! I went to Exeter last week, but about halfway through and they were out of tomatoes. Bummer!

Good to see what's out there!! Hopefully next week I'll swing by Exeter again. (The lobster rolls there are very tempting!)

Hopefully the sun will be out again soon! I want strawberries to ripen up for the weekend!