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Farmer’s Market Bounty: October 12, 2008

October 13, 2008

Fall has finally arrived at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. There were smatterings of summer fruit, past-its-prime-corn, and last hurrah heirloom tomatoes making their final stand, but the season is turning a page. This week we bought our first butternut squash in months that the Wife is currently christening in a squash-sage-hazelnut lasagna with a nutty rue (stay tuned for recipe). We also picked up some Bubalus Bubalis ricotta from our stoned cheese mongers for some more gnocchi adventures. We added to the mix basil, sage, thyme, chanterelle mushrooms, two kinds of cherry tomatoes, honey dates, raspberries, haricot verts, spinach, arugula, brussel sprouts, shallots, “last chance” variety peaches, and some flowers.

The “Farmer’s Market Bounty” series is a weekly, typological photo essay of my Market shopping, which charts the possibilities of seasonal eating.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Christy permalink
    October 20, 2008 6:52 pm

    I’m thinking maybe it’s time for a salad in the Nicoise family, but it might require a trip to the store?
    Here’s what I’d do.
    1. Steam beans.
    2. Sub satueed chantrelles for the tuna. Add ‘shrooms to little olive oil and butter. When they’re just about ready add some thinly sliced or diced garlic. Salt to taste.
    3. Serve toppings arranged in stripes on bed of arugula tossed in a basalmic vinigrette.
    -green beans
    -steamed baby red potatoes, quartered
    -olives, preferable nicoise, but Graber makes a good canned olive
    -one hard-boiled egg per serving, quartered
    -cherry toms, cut in half
    4. Sprinkle the whole thing with a touch of thyme.

    Mmmm… I’m getting hungry just typing this.

    Oh, one more idea that’s so easy it’s almost criminal.
    Chopped tomatoes+cannelini beans+basil+olive oil+basalmic vinegar+salt+pepper=goodness. Eat with french bread to sop up the juices.

  2. October 24, 2008 3:04 pm

    october 12th? where have you gone la stomach?

  3. cathy permalink
    October 29, 2008 5:01 am

    Honey dates -is it a crime to make them into sticky date pudding? with caramel sauce and vanilla icecream

    must be !!

  4. Christy permalink
    October 30, 2008 6:56 pm

    Date shakes!

  5. lastomach permalink*
    November 17, 2008 4:52 am

    I’m back! Date shakes, yum!

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