Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My farmer's market is cooler than yours is...

Ok, I don't know if that is entirely true.  I haven't been to yours, so I can't actually say.  But I have been to mine and it is pretty darn awesome.

I don't actually go all that often.  Actually, pretty much never.  We are usually busy during Farmer's Market time, so although I would like to go, I cannot.  But this weekend I could.  I didn't go all crazy, just get some stuff I need/want.  There was so much I wanted, but had no use for at this moment as I already went grocery shopping for the week, but I did find some pretty sweet items. 

          1  //  lemon-basil
          2  //  green-onions
          3  //  home-made potato and onion perogies
          4  //  1/2 pound of mixed greens and edible flowers

Except for the perogies, everything was cheaper than I can find in the grocery store.  I am willing to pay more for fresh perogies instead of frozen ones from the supermarket.  You could taste the difference.  And you should smell that lemon-basil!  I didn't even know the stuff existed, but now I am hooked.

We had planned to get Togo's for lunch (Mmm... avocado and turkey sandwiches) but since I had this stuff I figured I better use it. 

Move over, Togos!  There is some new competition in town!

There you have it, my farmer's market meal.  Fresh perogies cooked in olive oil with sliced onion and topped with chopped lemon-basil, along with a mixed-green salad with blue cheese and some walnut-raspberry-Gorgonzola dressing from Trader Joe's.  So good -- both in taste and in health.

You too can enjoy this meal.  Although the fresh perogies were better, the ones you get at the grocery store are pretty yum, too.  Just slice some onion and cook with the perogies (while frozen) in 2 T of olive oil, over medium heat.  Flip occasionally.  Cook until they are golden.  Not pictured here, but tastes AMAZING when you dip in sour cream... oh man, just talking about it makes me think I need to go back and get some more!


  1. Hi Tiffany,

    The thing I like most in farmer's markets is the range of vegetable and other fresh stuff's colors. That's really nice!

    In my neighborhood, I can choose to go to farmer's market on Thursdays or Sundays. It's pretty cool.

    I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award! I like your blog a lot! Not just the recipes, but the way you share them. Thanks!

  2. We go to the Farmers Market most Saturday mornings, and it's usually the highlight of my week because I always find something new! Not to mention how much cheaper it is (and we go to the booths that practice organic farming but aren't certified for more savings). I haven't come across Lemon Basil yet, but now that I know about it you bet I'll be keeping my eye open- it sounds amazing! And we are huge Perogie fans. I'll have to put some sourcream out the next time we have them.

    1. Unfortunately, most of the time it is not cheaper for me, but the variety is better and I like that. I wish I could go more often, but that is something that I will have to work at...

  3. Oh I love the farmer's market. I wish I could wake up early enough to visit it more often! Gotta love some good fresh produce! As you might have noticed, Brazilians tend to despise vegetables and fruits that you have to defrost before eating!

  4. lemon basil? Talk about delicious!

  5. Yum! That all looks so fresh and delish!


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