Now that I am working at the Farmer’s Market, Fridays always leave me with a bit of panic because I know that the next two days will be tight to fit everything in. I was a busy little bee on Canada Day preparing for the market. The weather report is finally calling for some hot and sunny weather on Saturday, so I hope it will be a good showing despite being a long weekend.
New flavours for sampling at the market this week will be Classic (chunky peanut butter) and Present (cranberry pumpkin spice)!
For Canada Day dinner, Eric helped me make a use-up-the-CSA-veggies stir-fry.
Cute as a button.
Eric is a good chopper! He has culinary talents just waiting to be cultivated.
All kinds of veggies went into the skillet….zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, green onion, garlic scapes, diced tomatoes, and seasonings.
Sweet ‘n Spicy Zucchini, Asparagus, and Potato Stir-fry
- 1 tbsp cold-pressed sunflower oil
- 10-15 asparagus spears, broken at the ends
- 1 large zucchini
- 1.5-2 cups canned diced tomatoes
- 3 large green onions
- 1 garlic scape
- 2 red potatoes
- Sea salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Tiny bit of Arvinda’s curry masala (just to add a pop of heat)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 minute vegan parmesan cheeze, for garnish
Directions: Chop all veggies and throw into a skillet with 1 tbsp of oil heated on medium. In a small bowl mix the seasonings with the canned tomatoes and stir well. Pour over the veggies and mix. Cook for about 30 minutes until potatoes are tender. Serve with 3 minute vegan parmesan cheeze.
I had it with some seedy + savoury Glo Doughs. The meal was fantastic! So much flavour and so energizing.
Speaking of CSA’s…
No mystery ingredients this week! Tomato, red potatoes, 2 spinach, 2 zucchini, mushrooms, 2 asparagus, cabbage, and a huuuuuge green onion.
No garlic snakes! It looks like we might be past season now… :ermm:
By the way, last week when I posted this green below a few of you said that you didn’t think this was fennel. Now I am not sure what it is! I could have sworn the farmer said fennel, but it doesn’t look like fennel pictures online unless it is some other variation…
I also was behaving like some sort of crazed fan so it’s possible I heard the farmer wrong in all the excitement!!
After dinner we headed out on our bikes for a 4 mile bike ride…
Summer is served.
Going on bike rides in the summer always reminds me of being a kid!
This time Eric went ahead of me on the trail and I fell way behind. Remember the other night when I said I was super fast on the rocky trail? Well, apparently I wasn’t. :lol:
It is a JUNGLE in there now. I won’t even tell you how many cobwebs I biked through!
Eric was so far ahead of me on the trail that he went down a side trail (unbeknownst to me) and he jumped out and scared me when I biked past him. Needless to say my speed picked up after that!