Thursday, May 21, 2009

It’s just that easy…and it’s just that hard

 

The best part of living close to a Farmer’s Market is that I can easily fill my once pathetic fridge with fresh fruits and veggies. The worst part about living close to a Farmer’s Market is that I can easily fill my fridge with a ton of fresh fruits and veggies…

Wasted food hurts my feelings. When I see that 1/3 of my strawberries have started to mold I cringe; partly because I’m highly allergic to mold, but mostly because I wasn’t quick enough. This past week I challenged myself to use every bit of the produce that I bought…it’s mid week and I’m not even close! Of course it doesn’t help that I bought a head of leafy green lettuce that is equal in size to a 30 pound turkey.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not holding a grudge with my full fridge. I’m actually excited, I just hope I’m able to find the time to come up with new recipes!

caprese salad long

Simple Summer Salad

Slices of fresh tomato layered with mozzarella from The Chapel Hill Creamery, sprinkled with roughly chopped basil from our garden and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

summer sautee

Simple Squash Sautee (Alex’s recipe)

Thin slices of yellow squash sautéed with chopped garlicky onions. Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet and toss in the squash and onion. Cook on medium until the squash begin to caramelize.

2 comments:

Chef Penny said...

What a great idea! I just got a plethora of organic summer squash from my father in law. I will definetly be making these! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Can you make it to the Wednesday market? Then you don't have to get the produce all on Saturday