My first trip to the Green Market this year. In Florida, the markets don’t open until October. Got myself a pretty nice haul on Satuday:
I think my favorite was the fresh eggs -first time I’ve seen them at the market. Love the whole farm to table concept – still bits of grass and dirt on them ( and maybe chicken poop?? ) lol. I did some research and found out you are not supposed to wash them. They are protected with a “bloom” that keeps bacteria out. Just crack them open when ready to use, being careful not to get any bits of the shell in your dish.
I scrambled 2 this morning – delicious. I had some heavy cream on hand, so I added about 2 T of that to my eggs and scrambled them. Bright yellow and fluffy.
As for the rest of the haul, here’s what the plans are:
Acorn squash with wild rice stuffing
Roasted the carrots with some other veggies to make vegetable stock, used in Italian Wedding Soup and Vegetable soup.
Asparagus – chopped a few stalks and added to my veggie soup. I’ll roast the rest and top with parmesan cheese. I’ll save a few spears for my tomato/mozzarella stack.
Apples – diced a half and used in the wild rice stuffing. The other half will be sliced and used for my Apple Cheddar Frittata. The other one will be a snack.
Oranges – those will go to work with me as part of my lunch.
Romaine and cuke – salad -what else 🙂
Mozzarella cheese – I’ll make tomato, cheese and asparagus stacks – then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
The cheese guy also makes butter from the mozzarella whey – it looked delicious. A larg tub was $3. I passed because it was too much butter for me. Although he did say I could freeze it. I ended up getting some heavy cream and making my own butter in a smaller portion.
More posts to come – I’ll add the recipes for the dishes I mentioned in this post.