Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Farmers' Market Dinners

There is a Farmers' Market every Wednesday that is right along my drive home from work. So, since mid-June, we've been having "Farmers' Market Dinner" every Wednesday night. We will really miss this when the season ends, but we've got until the end of October to enjoy it, and enjoying it we are. Right now the Farmers' Market is bursting with such bountiful harvests. It is hard for me to choose on the Wednesdays of late because there is just so much to choose from. Tonight I brought home huge, gorgeous, plump, dark blackberries...

* beans and heirloom cherry tomatoes...
...our current favorite (crusty on the outside, so soft on the inside) whole wheat/flax/sunflower bread, containers of roasted lemon-pepper chicken, and a bag of snickerdoodle cookies for dessert...
And I can't come home without a tub of Tabora Farm pesto (or K & O will be forlorn). It is so different from the pesto that I make that the boys count the two as two distinctly different foods altogether (both of which they love). Tonight we cooked some farfalle pasta and tossed it with the pesto and tons of grated parmesan cheese (of course).
These Wednesday night Farmers' Market Dinners are such a treat.

I wish every night was this perfect.
But, then again, if every night was this perfect we might not savor the ones that are so sweetly.

"Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --Nathaniel Hawthorne


Jen said...

Oh, how I wish my kids would eat like yours do! :-(

Your photos are making me hungry.


Shannon- said...

Nagging reader here- isn't it time for this years "photo by the tree?" update?

Heather said...

Don't worry, tree photo coming soon!