Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Old MacDonald

Had a farm. And then he took his wares to the Parker Farmer's Market. The market is every Sunday from May through October. If you're lucky, you go on the day when a woman has also brought some of the bounty from her garden. Unlike the professional farmers, she's got no tent, no scales, no chair to sit in, no big table. Just a little card table and her sunhat.

I scored this enormous zucchini for 50 cents!! I wanted to make some zucchini bread and was eyeing the smaller ones (at 3 for a dollar). I asked the seller which she thought and of course she directed me to the biggest one. I thought what the hell, it's only 50 cents. When I got home to my cookbook, I found I only need 1 cup of shredded zucchini for a loaf! So I'll likely be making a LOT of zucchini bread and freezing it. Anybody want some?
Here's my little guy snuggling the zucchini...
Here his is showing how strong he's becoming...
I scored some multi-colored carrots (purple ones, white ones, and your basic orange) at another booth and bought them so the boys could see some variety. Here they are displayed by the lovely Trevor...
My skinny little man. He's wearing his swim trunks because he was playing in the sprinklers but came in just to model carrots for my blog. What a trooper.
I ended with a huge bag of fresh peaches. Love peaches. Can't get enough of really good peaches. I made a peach cobbler - wasn't too happy with the recipe, it was kinda blah. Anyone have a favorite cobbler recipe? I like a biscuity and/or cake-ish top, not a crumbly top. If you do, email it to me (Ruth AT 5elementknitr DOT com). Other then the cobbler, I've been eating one or two of these enormous peaches a day. By next Sunday, I'm going to need another bag!
Cleaning up the juice, Ruth!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Nothing better than fresh fruit and veggies! Those are some handsome models you got there :-)

Chris said...

Veggies and a sprinkler. Life is good! :)

WandaWoman said...

Dude, that is a humongous zucchini. 50 cents is an amazing deal, but you will have a lot of zucchini leftover. I'll head over for some zucchini bread! :-)

knitnzu said...

Humonga! Here's a hint for dealing with the large ones...scoop out the seeds and soft pith. That way you don't have to drain out (as much) liquid from the shredded bits. I like the crunchy tops, so I'm no help!

nishanna said...

I'm with you on those peaches. I couldn't get a good peach all summer in NYC. Even from our hipster trendy green market in Union Square park.

Romi said...

Dude! Nice zucchini. :)