Monday, October 26, 2009

Market Days

It is the time of year for pumpkins and sage, apples and kale. Fall is fully here and I have been making soups nonstop for about three weeks. The house is chilly in the mornings and the markets days are long and cold... not to mention heavy! Boxes of lettuce average between 20 and 25 lbs... then zucchini gets up to about 45lbs... winter squash? Yeah... a box of those babies weighs 65lbs or more sometimes and we have TONS right now. The market day is heavy... but good.

This weeks list:

Spinach, Sugar Pie pumpkin, Delicata, Carnival, and Acorn squash, Choggia beets, storage onions, cilantro, brussel sprouts, artichokes, broccoli, fresh Edemame, curly kale, Red Oak lettuce, chives, cauliflower, late crop basil(!), and romanesco. Traded for: Apples, plums, eggs, bell peppers, and a couple of the seasons last tomatoes.

The menu this week was all inspired by this weeks market. I LOVE fall foods... warm soups, pasta packed with sauted veggies, baked squash, and of course, pumpkin pie. Yum!



Katie said...

What a great picture of your abundance of good food! I draw lots of inspiration from your menus, thanks for sharing.
Do your kids eat cream of wheat plain or with add ins?

Val in the Rose Garden said...

They ate it with maple syrup and cranberries this morning. :) Usually it is a variation of that... maple syrup and blueberries... maple syrup and peaches, Etc.

Love Val

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