Although I got to walk around a bit at the farmers’ market this week, Kyle did most of the shopping again. I was too busy shopping for the SOJ Market Chef Demo to pick up everything we needed at home. Check out recaps of the demonstrations on my Market Chef page. We jam-packed this week’s demo time with a ton of dishes and samples! Richmond market shoppers really benefited from the abundance of colorful, delicious produce this week. I chatted with visitors to the demo tent and even met a blog reader who stopped by to say hello (hi Alex!). While I socialized and helped out, Kyle got some great loot this week. I think he’s really getting the hang of this!
This week at the market and into my kitchen:
- Yellow squash
- Red potatoes
- Red spring onions
- Bombolini black pepper linguine
I used the kale and onions that very night when we hosted Adrienne from hippie itch and her husband for dinner. On the menu: dragon bowls! I set up a create-your-own-bowl bar, just like a salad bar or burrito bar, and I think it worked out pretty well.
We had so many ingredients and toppings to choose from:
- steamed brown rice
- baked five spice tofu
- braised kale with rice wine vinegar, sautéed onions and fresh ginger
- stir fried broccoli slaw and baby carrots
- toasted sesame seeds
- crushed wasabi peas
- tiger sauce
- hoisin sauce
- soy sauce
- fresh cilantro
We ate outside on the back porch and enjoyed a few craft beers while we chatted. It was the perfect way to relax after running around at the market and on errands all day. Saturday Success!