My husband and I are really enjoying the local farmers markets. Here’s what looked good last time:
I prefer my beets pickled, so have never cooked them. Now I’m curious as to how they taste.
Aren’t these peaches gorgeous?
I like the way the vendor packaged these vegetables.
The colors in these plums are so pretty. They’re really sweet too.
A closer look.
These onions are huge. As you can see, they’re as big or bigger than a full head of broccoli.
Don’t the leaves on these radishes look like lace?
There weren’t a lot of flowers at this market, but the sunflowers looked great.
Plenty of succulents.
I am really going to miss these tomatoes. The ones in the grocery store are so tasteless in the winter.
So, I’ve decided to take the rest of August off. I have a small trip planned, but mostly I just need to recharge the batteries. See you in September!
In the cooler months of fall a friend likes to serve beets along with a combination of peeled and quartered brussel sprouts, red bell pepper, sweet potatoes, purple onion and garlic cloves – all seasoned with salt, pepper and olive oil then oven roasted. Before serving, the hot roasted veggies are drizzled with balsamic vinegar and tossed to mix the colors. It’s always yummy! I’d never tasted roasted beets and was pleasantly surprised and their sweetness. I too, ate pickled beets straight out of the jar, but never fresh and cooked as a side dish.
I love roasted vegetables, so would probably like this too, Susan. Balsamic really adds a lot.
Wow, adorable veggies! We are on the same wave with you, Carole, I also came back from my granny’s garden with some photos! Oh, how lovely that you are going for a trip, wish you many sweet moments! Looking forward to meeting you in September!
I always enjoy these shots.
Have a lovely August, Carole. I hope you’ll return refreshed. I’m looking forward to new photos.
Thanks so much, Caroline. I guess I’m trying to avoid burnout.