I had meant to post a blog entry much sooner than now but a whirlwind of a week and way too many late nights dedicated to thermocouples and thermistors has kept me quite busy. Not to mention really tempted to stray from my commitment (and it’s only the first week). However I have eaten a big bite out of my pre-challenge food stash.
But back to reporting on a much more cheery topic: The Ann Arbor’s Farmer’s Market!
This past Saturday I made a trip down to Kerrytown to stock up on local produce and it was a bountiful trip. I cam home with:
- Purple broccoli
- “Cheddar” cauliflower
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Pea spouts
- Red peppers
- Brussels sprouts
- Basket of habanero peppers
- Basket of Hungarian peppers
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Red tomatoes
I did not go into this trip with specific recipes in mind but I came out with a few, tomato sauce for the heirloom tomatoes, pesto for the basil, and lots of hot sauce. All of which I will be able to preserve well into the winter.
And preservation is what I am worried about since I am about one month away from eating quite a bit of squash (http://www.simplesteps.org/eat-local/state/michigan). Luckily I am planning ahead! After a short blanching, my purchased broccoli and cauliflower are now chillin’ in my fridge. Now I need to figure out what to do with the fresh stuff…
Well my “Local Recipe” bookmarks folder is getting quite large so once I get over my debilitating indecisiveness there will hopefully be a beautiful, local entrée to post about!