When did it become July?!
I guess I missed it while I was working my butt off last week! Thanks for your patience and for your nice, encouraging comments here and on Twitter. In case you missed the update, I ended up getting called into work on Saturday the 30th and then I disappeared for a little while as I focused solely on my job responsibilities during a bit of a week-long emergency. I missed the South of the James farmers’ market, so no cooking or shopping recap for last week. But I did hit the farmers’ market this past weekend, as temperatures rose to 100 degrees, and I picked up some seasonal produce while I was there. It was pretty hot, but I felt like I had missed out on my market time, so I made the trek over there with Kyle and bought a few things before the sun melted me completely.
Here’s this week’s loot!
- Zucchini (Victory Farms)
- Carrots (Victory Farms)
- Cucumbers (Walnut Hill)
- Heirloom tomato (Pleitez Produce)
- Poblano peppers (Pleitez Produce)
- Bok choy (Manakintowne Specialty Growers… I think?)
- Tat soi (Manakintowne Specialty Growers… I think?)
The tat soi is supposed to be similar to bok choy, but less bitter. I’m planning to do a little taste testing experiment later this week. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Another thing I missed last week was the 4th of July. I heard some fireworks while I was on the computer one night but didn’t really see anything. I made up for it the following weekend with a little impromptu cookout with friends, so it was all good. I did make a little 4th of July holiday gift to you, but didn’t get a chance to post it so here it is, albeit a little late!
My red, white and blue roasted potatoes turned out a little more pink, white and purple than I intended, but they were super delicious. I simply cut red, white and purple potatoes into quarters, then tossed them in olive oil and salt, and roasted them in the oven. And I didn’t use just plain old salt. Almost as American as apple pie is this Applewood Smoked Salt from the Spice Diva.
This week will probably have a bit of a catching up theme, as I have a lot of things to share with you that are all a little belated.
Vegology turned two years old while I was living under a rock last week, so I have that post for you.
I also have a few simple recipes up my sleeve that I need to write up, so I’ll pick one out of a hat and post it this week as well.
If I’m feeling really ambitious, I might show you some updated photos of my vegetable garden. Spoiler alert: there are no vegetables. Thank God for farmers!