Alas, another post with no pictures (yet), so please forgive me. Here's the excuse: I have a really hard time sleeping when the weather changes. I am fine for about 4 hours and then I just wake up and lie there, making up recipes, thinking about my upcoming dinner, entertaining a rotating variety of cats, and wishing I could fall back asleep. All of that to say that I woke up at 9:45 and didn't get to the markets until after 10. Oh well, you'll have that.
Here's another pathetic excuse: Typepad spell check isn't working at the moment, so please, forgive any errors.
First up I stopped by the Clintonville market, where I picked up my Wayward Seed Farm CSA - which included eggplant, peppers, lots of cute little potatoes, acorn squash, and leeks. I also forgot that last week I got lots of sweet potatoes! YUM. I stopped by My Little Farm for some tiny white pumpkins and some fresh horseradish - something I've only ever seen in my Elizabeth Telling CSA, so that was pretty exciting. I also picked up a few more Honeycrisp apples and a few of a new (to me) variety - mutsu - which is a light green apple which apparently is even more delicious than the Honeycrisp. I'll let you know.
I stopped by Snowville Creamery to chat with my friend Jen - she is working to do some food-related worskshops with Simply Living, stay tuned and I'll provide more updates - and I met Daniel from Petite Boulangerie, who shared with us some butter that he had whipped by hand (freak) from their heavy cream; it was very tasty, epsecially with one of his epi baguettes. (Confidential to Petite Boulangerie - would you be interested in baking some extra bread for my RW Sunday Supper? I don't have your contact info - or if anyone has it, please send it to me.)
Then I was off to the North Market, where I will now publicly apologize for forgetting that I was supposed to volunteer for Chef Tetzloff's cooking class. Market Market, please forgive me!!! And let me know if there are any baked goods which will make it up to you! please? I am flakey, I'll admit it right here. You know I would never knowingly blow you or Chef Tez off!!
I picked up my Elizabeth Telling CSA, which included eggs, a pumpkin, potatoes, braising greens, tomatoes, a pumpkin! and certainly something I'm forgetting. I'm going to be visiting her farm on Monday!!! Hooray! I'll take lots of pictures, some for Sandy and some to share with you.
I bought my mushrooms for the week from Toby Run, and stopped by Toad Hill to see what was going on - he had Jerusalem artichokes! If you haven't had Jerusalem artichokes, aka "sunchokes," you should really try them some time. They are delicious. They have a kind of savory potato flavor, but a crisp texture similar to water chestnuts. They are kind of a pain to peel, but worth the effort, I think. I'll try to come up with a recipe sometime this week.
I think that was about all for my Saturday, which started out COLD. Even with a long-sleeved tee and a hoodie, I was freezing. And I'm always hot.
So, readers, what did you get this week? OH, by the way, a reader told me she tried some pumpkin quark at Blue Jacket Creamery!! Yum!