Farmers’ Market 07.03.10

The weather was beautiful and the market was packed this weekend. Here is a rundown of the great things I brought home:

Tomatoes, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Onions, Bell Peppers, Eggplant, Red Leaf Lettuce, Basil, Fresh Sunflowers

Photo credit: Heavens Harvest Farm http://www.heavensharvestfarm.com/

I also picked up some “eight ball zucchini” which piqued my interest. I spoke with the farmer and he said that they taste a little sweeter than the long zucchini, and their shape makes them perfect for stuffing. I’ll try them out early this week. Susan at FatFree Vegan Kitchen did a post about them awhile ago. Check out her recipe here.

Saturday evening I went over to a friend’s house to make dinner. I am getting ready to go on vacation so I had to share my fresh vegetables with someone so they don’t go to waste! Barbara is mostly vegetarian and she adheres to a gluten-free diet, so I made ratatouille over brown rice. It is worth mentioning here since it was the first time I have made ratatouille, and I was inspired by a post by Andrea at one of my favorite food blogs, bella eats. If you haven’t found her yet, check her out. Her photographs are beautiful and her descriptions are amazing too. I won’t repost the recipe here because you can find it over at bella eats, or in your Joy of Cooking!

Happy 4th!