Sunday, August 3, 2008
Farmer's Market Sunday
Have you been to a farmer's market or farm stand yet this year? August through Autumn is my favorite time to go. The tomatoes, corn and peaches are at their peak. It doesn't get better than this unless you grow your own. I strolled through the tents at my local Sunday market sampling garlic and onion jelly, herbed goat cheese, blackberry wine, artisan cheeses and red-fleshed plums so ripe the juice flowed down my chin. I love buying local.
Tonight for dinner I am making a pasta with fresh mozzarella, spinach, red bell peppers and onions. I need to cook the organic summer squash I bought, so I might throw them in too.
The picture is of a vegetable stand I saw in the walled Inner City of Baku a few years ago. The fruit there was fantastic. Some of the best figs I have ever eaten.