Our OLS meal for the week was salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots from the farmers’ market, a Meritage from Rappahannock Cellars (67 mi.), and local pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce from local seconds tomatoes, ground buffalo, and herbs from our garden. The spaghetti sauce was a big disappointment, but we froze a jar of it, which will be excellent later in the year reconstituted with some goat cheese.
Tuesday night was a different story.
We got a big hunk of prosciutto from Cheesetique for 99c, so I cubed about half of it, then sauteed it with local onion, garlic scapes, and peas, then tossed it all together with local aged cheddar and non-local macaroni. So, so, so, so good. I also roasted little local carrots with some maple syrup – they were like candy. Too bad SB wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t enjoy it when it was hot. 😦
Our farmers’ market haul this week: pork sausage, ground pork, a little poussin, eggs, chocolate milk, squash blossoms, tomatoes, nectarines, onions, dinner rolls, carrots, green beans, and garlic. Very exciting!
- Our tomatoes look sad and droopy, so yesterday we bought a big just of Terracycle and are hoping they’ll perk up with the introduction of quality worm poop.
- I thinned the lettuce again, resulting in big salads for both of us.
- We have OMG peppers growing! I’m trying to resist the urge to pick them small so that they have a chance to turn red.
- We have kept basil alive for two months. This is kind of a big deal.