Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Fresh fresh fresh


From the Portland Farmer's Market, this past Saturday:




I brought home this giant Italian zucchini, pluots, garlic scapes, green leaf lettuce, cherries and I ate a perfect firm peach for a snack at the market. The banana and the sourdough loaf were just hanging out.


Tofu 'fried chicken' patty sandwich on sourdough bread. Served with oregano homefries and sliced cucumber. The fried er, skin was tasty, but not so much that I'd fry my sandwich filling again. What I like best about this photo is that you can see my street in the backround. Yup, I take a lot of photos on our upstairs front ledge.Pan fried zucchini, Italian tofu & ziti (cleaning out the cabinets brings us to white pasta, ugh) with Muir Glen tomato sauce, rainbow chard and 'Uncheese' parmesan topping minus the miso - <3>More Italian tofu, sliced strawberry - why not, and an orzo pilaf with 'parmesan', chard, chickpeas, tomatoes and asparagus. This was seasoned with an Italian herb mix and tossed in earth balance.

MACARONI AND CHEEEEEZ. Sadly no green counterpart on this occasion.
CSA share = tons of fresh fresh fresh salads.
What have I been doing with the strawberries? First off, we've eaten a TON. Thomas, specifically, had been eating a pint for breakfast for quite a few days. We ended up with 3 pints out of the 12 that went into the freezer. I enjoyed them on vanilla soy cream and soyatoo, as you saw, and yesterday I made 2 different types of strawberry muffins as well.

Pictured above is an incredible coconut strawberry smoothie.
It contained defrosted coconut milk - frozen strawberries - a couple cherries - tiny bit of agave - ice - smoothie. Wow.

18 comments:

EatPeacePlease said...

Jess, this all looks incredible. That smoothie... wow, what a combo! I am really jealous of that farmers market. Well, rather Portland in general.

Nancy said...

Jess - everything looks amazing. I have such fond memories of Saturday Market in pdx (mind you my memories probably took place in the 70's). Lots of earthtones in those days :-) But it always seemed so exotic.

Harmonia said...

I'm so jealous of all those Farmers Market posts!!! Mine doesn't start for another 2 weeks and it's pretty slim...but beggers can't be choosers I guess.

Hope to see you in Veggin Out soon...registrations are open again.

Carrie™ said...

I was intrigued by your "fried chicken" tofu and clicked the link to check out the recipe. 3 1/2 cups vegetable oil? I think I'd skip the frying too. Do you think you could bake this, or use just a few tablespoons of oil and pan fry? The potatoes rock. I could eat potatoes every day.
Your fresh veggies look so vibrant. This is the best time of year. Enjoy your bounty. Love the smoothie - great colour.

Webly said...

I can't believe you have room in your house for more produce after your CSA!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Leslie - portland produce is one damn fine reason to live here, I concur.

Nancy - I'd love to hear more about this! I don't go to the Satuday Market near enough.

Harmonia - excellent, enjoy your local farmer's market : )
I signed up for veggin out, I hadn't seen it while I was on vacation - still waiting for my code via email.

Carrie - Thanks! I definitely didn't see that about the oil, I pan fried it in waaaaay less, I assure you.

Webly - I have a vegetable problem. But seriously we do go through nearly all of it - though this past week the fennel was very unloved, and the yellow and green onions went solely to Tommy.

Julie said...

I agree with Leslie--I am soo freakin' jealous of all of you Farmer's Market posts!

Everything looks wonderful! :)

Did you already post the recipe for the mac & cheez?!

vegancore said...

All od this looks awesome, but... I MUST know what sort of heavenly mac and cheeze that is. It looks incredible!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Julie & Amanda -

The mac and cheez recipe can be found here: http://letsgetsconed.blogspot.com/2006/01/ellens-macaroni-and-cheese.html

I added some tahini and a bit of mustard to this batch..maybe more?
The tahini made it extra creamy..it's still something I have to be in the mood for and adapt spices, although it's so, so easy to make.

Shananigans said...

Thanks for posting the mac ‘n’ cheese link, I’m printing that out for future use. I do love fried things, but I’m trying to lay off the oil as much as possible these days. We made some southern fried chicken once with “chicken-style” seitan, it was seriously delicious. Even the picky omnis loved it. Just proves that breading and frying anything makes it better :)

Melissa West said...

Love the photos of the fresh produce from the market. Do you love the uncheese cookbook? I have it on my wishlish... next time I have extra dough I may pick it up.

Thanks for the mac and cheese recipe too!

Megan the Vegan said...

strawberry cocount smoothie...wow, great idea. I'm going there soon!

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

the tofu pattie sandwich looks soooooo yummmmmmm!!!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

OH, I so miss Pacific NW farmers markets--it's not the same here on the wrong coast.

KleoPatra said...

Oh that mac 'n' cheez. Dreamy, dreamy...

Vivacious Vegan said...

Hi Jess,
Just wanted to say hi! I've been browsing your site lately and have found it a fun place to visit. I'm jealous of you living in Portland. I used to have to travel there for work and remember what a wonderful place it was. - Crystal

funwithyourfood said...

wow only 3 extra pints. Not too bad. I've been eating a lot of strawberries too. While I was in upstate NY my grandma bought a BUNCH from a farm down the road : )

Teddy
ps i just flew in yesterday and I'll be doing some catching up the next few days

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