Since my fridge was forcibly emptied by my 4 days hiatus from electricity, I have plenty of room now for veggies and things.
Sidenote - thank you to everyone who was concerned about my stores of food. Amazingly, everying stayed frozen in my deep freeze. (Way to go Whirlpool!) Nothing leaked, no mess, I was really surprised. Pleasantly so. The freezer in my fridge didn't fare so well but the truth is, it really, really needed to be cleaned out, so the big thaw was kind of welcome.
I wasn't planning to go to Worthington, but at the last minute I decided to stop by to try out Sassafras bakery; owner AJ had emailed me a week or so ago and I was interested in tasting some of her goodies. I picked up a cinnamon roll, which was amazing, and an heirloom tomato tart, which was also very good. I was nice enough to take it to work and share it with my coworkers. Because we are restaurant workers, we ate it cold, straight from the box, but we all agreed that it would make an amazing light lunch reheated in the oven (as suggested by the baker) and drizzled with a little good extra virgin olive oil. So, if you are planning a brunch anytime soon, I would highly recommend picking up on of her tarts at the market. The sage cornbread also looked amazing; I'll have to try that sometime soon. I'm really disappointed in myself that I didn't take any pictures; next time, I promise.
Since I was at Worthington, I also stopped by Garden Patch Produce to stock up on some more of their delicious garlic. While I was there I was enticed by these "Brown Beauty" sweet little peppers:
Then I was off to Clintonville, where I bought some ground lamb at Cota farms (disappointed they don't have duck eggs at the market anymore. I've been dreaming of some duck egg salad). I also picked up my Wayward Seed CSA, which included potatoes, chard, hot peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, a new variety of squash (top of post) whose name I have, of course, completely forgotten. Also included were eggplants and tomatillos and probably something I'm missing. Fruits for the week included lovely pears, apples, and more yummy plums. Those plums - Stanley plums? why do I keep forgetting their name? - are so tasty. Very sweet. I should bake them into something soon.
And then I was off to the North Market where I picked up these kohlrabi from Rhoades:
and my Elizabeth Telling Farm CSA. This week's share included eggs, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, chard, green beans, basil, and I'm sure something else:
I hope to do a little bit of cooking before I leave for Orlando.
So, friends, what did you get this week?