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Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Haul


Heres a pic of my SF farmers market haul (as per Shana's request). I picked up some heirloom cherry tomatoes, romaine, some colorful bell pepper (green,purple, red and yellow), cantaloupe, grapes, whole wheat pitas, a baguette, corn and some pickles for the husband. We also got lunch at the market , the strawberry spritzer I previously posted and I picked up some summer squash (not pictured).
While we were there my Mom picked me up a little guide to eating local. It was filled with lists of all Local Bay Area farms, stores that carried those items and tips to eating local. I tried to convince my Mom to let me buy her a chicken (for the eggs) but she wasn't down LOL.I recreated the salad they were sampling at the Farmers market. I added some basil from my garden, and mixed with a bit of EVOO and a pinch of sea salt.
Since we had some people come over I decided to use the baguette I bought at the market and turn the salad into an appetizer. I sliced the baguette rubbed it with a garlic glove, grilled it up and topped with the heirloom tomato salad.

9 comments:

julie said...

YUM

Shana said...

Yum!! My stomach is growling! Thanks for posting! I've never had a purple bell pepper -- what do they taste like in comparison to others?

I got some amazingly sweet grape tomatoes and strawberries at the farmer's market today.

I also got salad greens, asparagus and pluots. And I scoped out the shade-grown organic coffee for my next trip :) You are my inspiration, Amber!

Mandi said...

Ina would be so proud with the appetize and you got quite the haul. Very very nice!

Amber said...

LOL Mandi! That was pretty Ina of me I even went out in the garden barefoot to pick my basil LOL!!

Wow Shana sounds like you got some great things! I haven't tried the purple bell pepper yet but I am going to use it tomorrow for dinner so I will fill you in =)

Jessica said...

Oh yummmmmm!!! You are fabulous Amber!

Jennifer said...

That looks wonderful!

Angie's Serendipity said...

I love that salsa bruchetta idea! I had something similar to that in Mexico with goat cheese; it's addicting.

What's Going On In My Everday Life said...

You have inspired me to check out my local farmer's market this weekend. Thanks!


Leslie

Amber said...

Yay! Leslie that is great!