Farmers Market 2/9/12

I skipped last weeks market run. While it mostly came down to being tired from the days prior, I thought I might be able to stretch what was left for another week. I’ve not been happy with the amount of food waste I have had lately so my laziness was a good push use up what I had. It was slim pickings in the last couple of days but in the process I found a great recipe for a roasted carrot salad. So so good, I highly recommend.

Moral of the story? Be resourceful, use the interwebs to find recipes to use up your veggies!

This week I didn’t have any menu planning done. So I bought what caught my eye.

Greens! Can’t go wrong with those.

  • Green onions
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Spinach
  • Baby bok choy

Staples…

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Japanese sweet potatoes
  • Green cauliflower
  • Tomatoes

Green cauliflower!!!! I’m not sure why I get excited over these things but I do. Now I’ve been not so secretly hoping for a head of purple cauliflower but instead was treated to green. It is beautiful.

No blood oranges this time, they were all sold out. But I did pick up some Cara Cara oranges and a Pomelo for the first time. I try to push myself to try new things from the market.

  • Satsumas
  • Cara cara oranges
  • Lemons
  • Pomelo

Thanks to the interwebs I learned that the Cara cara’s are a variety of navel oranges and that have a pinkish colored flesh. Yes, as soon as I read that I ran into the other room and cut one open. Well I’ll be. I think I will have to buy more than three next time.

And a little something for me, sweet pea flowers.

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