Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Farmer's Market Haul - 6/25

I can't get this picture to be the right way.  Sorry!!  Spinach, Pickle cucumbers, Chocolate muffins, Lettuce, Green Pepper (one of the firsts of the season), Fennel, Pea Pods, Strawberries (some of the last of the season already).  The red pepper is still a brought in item.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Farmer's Market Haul - 6/18

Asparagus (almost out of season now), Peas, Garlic, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Cucumbers, Bread and Strawberry tarts.  The green pepper was brought in because they are not in season here yet.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Farmer's Market Haul - 6/11

Not everything here is local or in season (the red pepper, peaches, potatoes, and tomatoes were brought in or raised in a green house)  The rest is broccoli, cookie, bread, cucumber, strawberries, cucumber, spinach, and carrots. 

I made a decision this week at the market.  I bought local produce for the most part but then I figured if there was something I would buy at the store because of a recipe I was making then I would just but it at the market and support the farmer that was bringing it in.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak in Veggies and Omega 3

Here is a great pesto recipe that I use in my house and my 4 and 8 year old love.

1 cup fresh basil (or fresh/frozen see post)
1 cup fresh spinach
1/4 cup walnuts (I used a bit more even)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 parmesan cheese
1/2 cup olive oil drizzled in as you blend

*Blend in food processor and mix in your cooked pasta!! YUM

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Farmer's Market Haul

Spring has sprung and we have lots of options at our farmers market.  HOWEVER!! there are lots of products at the farmers market that have been shipped in.  It is still too early for many fruits and veggies here in Western New York. So I ask the farmers which products are local before I buy.  There are some products that are being grown in greenhouses around here.  It has been so rainy that the farmers haven't even been able to get the planting done yet.  Here is what I got.

 Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Ground beef, Strawberries (green house), Bread (for a sub roll this week's lunch), Green Beans, Brownie, and Eggs.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Busy Night's Dinner

Well, it is that time of year.  T-ball, Little League, registration for camps, end of the school year for my kids and for me as a teacher.  Crazy, crazy, crazy...  Then I had to miss the last 2 Saturdays at the farmer's market besides.  My kitchen is bare bones.  Well here is a product that I feel good about for a couple of reasons.
  • Newman's Own donates to education
  • The pepperoni is nitrate free
  • I recognize almost all, if not all of the ingredients
  • It is a fast week night dinner before a baseball game
  • Just add carrot sticks and a fruit as sides (not chips :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Farmer's Market Haul

French Bread (makes great garlic bread), Snap Peas, Carrots, Garlic (that is shaped like scallions), Shiitake Mushrooms, ASPARAGUS - great sign of spring, & Eggs

Saturday - I made mushroom swiss hamburgers (grass fed beef), fries, asparagus
Sunday - Lemon chicken parm, asparagus, noodles
Monday - Spaghetti, sauce, garlic bread
Tuesday - Quiche - spinach, ham, cheese, broccoli,
Wednesday - I have golf league so boys on their own.... PIZZA
Thursday - out to dinner at a conference
Friday - ???