Farmers Markets = Happy
I was pleasantly surprised to find a small Farmers market set up in the parking lot of the mall we’re living very close to temporarily.
It was small but well stocked. Asparagus is in season and for $3 I picked up 2 big bunches of skinny fresh stalks.
A huge punnet of ripe grape tomatoes.
A mix of 6 yellow and red peppers.
A dozen large pickling cucumbers.
White button mushrooms and two massive containers of strawberries and blueberries.
All cheap, all fresh and all from local Ontario farmers. I love this time of year.
I also picked up a jar of organic dried tomato sprinkles. This was one of those, why didn’t I think of that? moments. I always dehydrate my plum tomatoes when in season but I never thought of drying them out just a bit more and then grinding down into a spice.
Great idea! I mixed 1 tbsp of this with 1 1/2 tablespoons of fig vinegar and some salt and pepper for a dressing.
Next I chopped up some of my purchases and made a huge raw veggie salad. Pour sun-dried tomato dressing on top with a sprinkle of pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
Nothing fancy. Just fresh,crunchy and delicious. Who said salads need lettuce?
Add a small grilled chicken breast, shrimp or baked tofu and turn this into a filling dinner.