gloria! gloria! gloriiiia!
glorious! proooooduce! proooooduuce!
I went all out at the Portland Farmer's Market this past Saturday. I spent almost $20 on fresh produce, jubilantly buying yellow tomatoes, peppers and fresh basil in what is now late October. It was my first time in months going by myself, and was relaxing and adventurous. Pushing through out of towners and families with dogs and strollers to get to my favorite stands, and compare who's selling eggplant for how much a lb..
My haul included, with estimates:
sweet, hot and bell peppers
a sweet onion! $1/lb
yellow and red tomatoes $1.95/lb
bag of garlic $3
Asian cucumbers 2 for $1
Now here's the pasta dish I created using fresh vegetables and whatever the hell I had around -
With chipotle sundried tomato sausages, broccoli, garlic, fresh basil, eggplant, hot peppers, kale, olive oil, tamari and nooch. Probably more..
with flax & multigrain spagetti from Trader Joe's.
It's fairly terrifying to think about, and certifiably hodgepodgey, but it was actually tasty.
Back to my market adventure, where I show you photos of things that caught my eye and some I wish I'd bought...
Purples and Oranges!
Where I bought my broccoli and more hot peppers.
Leaving the market for the day.
I fought the urge to run back for more tomatoes, and immediately ran and caught the streetcar to another part of town after I took this photo, camera in hand.
Don't you just love that this market goes until December????