Soy milk, yogurt, various tofus and tempehs, orange juice, even a fine selection of fruits. Our seemingly well stocked fridge was missing vegetables. Time to try out a new greenmarket.
Saturday was a beautiful day, especially in the morning. I was craving a farmer’s market but didn’t want to deal with the masses at Union Square. James and I found the perfect compromise and headed up to Inwood for the weekly Inwood greenmarket. The market is set right next to Inwood park, and for a few moments, I forgot that I was in New York City.
The most photogenic vegetable of the day, rainbow chard:
To replenish my shopping energy, I snacked on an apple cider donut
Here are our purchases, unpacked and ready to complete a balanced fridge :
This enormous head of lettuce was only $1.50
Local New York peaches
Also purchased a loaf of olive bread, a loaf of sliced whole grain bread, and apple cider
All too often I buy basil, put it in the fridge, and forget about it until it is too late. This time I used the fragrant basil right away to make almond pesto.
- 2 cups of basil
- 1/4 cup almonds (or more to taste)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Put the basil, almonds, salt, and lemon juice into a food processor and chop until pasty. Add olive oil, and mix in the food processor until desired consistency.
I couldn’t resist pesto with olive bread, so I made these open faced sandwiches for lunch.
There’s nothing quite like a super fresh meal straight from the farmer’s market.
That afternoon I received another package from Oregon! A sake and sushi set from my friend Holland, along with a couple treats:
I can’t wait to get out there for a visit in September!
Time for lunch and an afternoon of teaching.