May 28, 2011
Farmers Market Saturdays - Salad Blues
After the farmers market you come home with all kinds of beautiful produce. Now what? If you are like me, you quickly tire of salads and veggies with dip. Surely there's more?
Luckily there are some great sites that can help combat the same-old salad blues.
Vegetarian Times puts out a Farmers Market Cookbook magazine yearly. If you can't find the magazine, be sure to check out their website where they boast "the world's largest collection of vegetarian recipes."
Sunset magazine also has an article about different ways to use your market haul.
And the Crescent City Farmers Market of New Orleans (show below) has it's own website with 14 pages of recipes to choose from.
Something else to think about is variety. Don't just pick up the usual suspects. Find a new vegetable you haven't tried yet. Test mutiple varieties of fruit. We have at least 6 different varieties of cherries that come into the market in June in colours ranging from white to bright pink to almost black. It's great fun to try them all!
Have fun recipe-hunting!