Thursday, June 5, 2008
Farmers Market Thursday - June 4, 2008
Spinach bunches bigger than your head
the sweetest radishes to grace the Earth
That's our bounty for this week.
I looked at last week's meal list and laughed. I did make some of the dishes, but often ended up with riffs on what was planned.
The lamb chops and grilled asparagus were heavenly. When I pulled out the pomegranate molasses, however, it had solidified, so a quick switch was made with blackberry vinegar and the results were still food of the gods. I didn't make the pitas, but we still had fresh bread.
Strawberries came in, and so did a wonderful frozen yogurt recipe, via Su Good Sweets, (click on her link to "make your own") so we've been having frozen yogurt with muddled strawberries.
I didn't make the lasagna, but I did make a layered, hot, spinach, green onions and asparagus with ricotta terrine. D loved it.
We've been doing lots with pasta and spinach or pasta and asparagus.
Since we received our share yesterday morning, I made a whole wheat pasta with sauteed spinach, green onions and garlic scapes, mixed with toasted walnuts and feta for a teachers luncheon at C's school, and last night I made whole wheat pasta tossed with the same vegetable sautee, lemon pepper, lemon juice and canned salmon and tuna.
Today we're having grilled lamb chops with an oregano-mint marinade, boiled new potatoes and steamed spinach with lemon juice.
In the next few days, I can see these things on the menu:
Spinach-Brown Rice Casserole
Salads of all stripes and forms
Sweet Potatoes baked with spinach and hardboiled eggs (delicious, even if it sounds weird).
We'll probably pick up some rhubarb and more strawberries this Saturday, but that may be it.
I'll be interested to see what my fellow Tantre members come up with.