We made it a meal when it should have been an appetizer. Last week’s market presented us with a bit of a conundrum. There were plenty of salad greens to be had, and normally that would be top of our shopping list, but because I still had greens leftover from the previous week, and had also acquired salad greens from two farms that I intern at, my fridge imposed a strict greens … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: The Produce is Back!
Farmers Market Challenge
The Farmers Market Challenge, written by Katie Bartel (and the odd guest star) seeks to challenge the notice that you can’t get hardly anything for $40 at the farmers market. Each market, Katie explores what’s the best deal, and discovers food she’s never heard of.
A new week, a new discovery. Collard Greens: I had never heard of them, I had never eaten them, but they were green, and I was intrigued. They were one of my first purchases last week and I knew they would be featured somehow in the resurgence of the market-fresh market meal. My husband was working all weekend and I decided to take on dinner duty; this rarely happens. I fired … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: New Discoveries
One of the cornerstones of the $40 market challenge has been exploration: exploration not only in the savings to be found at the market, but also in the local foods available, and the wonders of curiosities those foods bring to the kitchen. Prior to this challenge, I had never consumed morels, or stinging nettles. I had never heard of kalettes or celeric. But rather than fear … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: Finding New Things
Did you know that by soaking your nuts, seeds, and grains, it makes them active, frees them from their less nutritional, dormant state, and releases them into a far superior, easy-to-digest state? I had NO idea! Sure, my Oh She Glows cookbook told me to do this overnight with my goji berries, pumpkin seeds, and almonds before plopping them into my morning oatmeal, but I didn’t … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: They Stung Me!