Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a visit to the farmer's market

Yesterday we visited a farmer's market close by and had a great time picking out fresh fruits. Alfredo is such a charmer and chatted everyone up, saying funny things like "I will like peas much more now that I'm so big!" And there was one stand with homemade chips and salsa. Alfredo really took a liking to them and declared loudly "I love these chips so much that I can't stop eating them!" Suddenly there was a line for them and I told the person that I'd be happy to hire him out on slow days. 

Is your mouth watering yet?

I bought this cherry pitter from Target and Alfredo loves it. It was a mess trying to get him to spit out the pit...this is much better. And a lot of fun to operate!

And how could I not get the peas after Alfredo's declaration? Aren't they lovely?

We also bought some sugar snap peas. I think Alfredo was responding to the "sugar" part of the name...he was a little surprised by the taste. Rich didn't seem to be a fan least not raw. I'll need to find a recipe for cooking them. Do you have one?

Hope you have a SWEET day!


Unknown said...

Sugar snaps -- you might try very lightly steaming and then chilling them, serve with a dip. You can use either a conventional sour cream type dip, or it's fun to make a Chinese or Japanese type dip with soy sauce, a little rice vinegar and just a bit of sugar, each person with their own little bowl, and use chopsticks to dip the sugar snap in.

I also like to use sugar snaps in stir fry recipes.

susan said...

Even the most mundane tasks can become an adventure when doing them with a sparkly person!

Anonymous said...

I love the Farmer's Market! Friday is my day to go--hope it's not raining!
We love sugar snaps lightly steamed or blanched. Then saute a little garlic in olive oil. Toss in the peas and a handful (or two) of cherry or grape tomatoes. Sprinkle with a little kosher or sea salt. Delicious-- and oh so pretty!


Deborah said...

Yummy! I am going to go the small farmers market down the street right now! Thanx for sharing.

sell car said...

Good job. You buy all healthy vegetables. These makes best health, better to include its soup in daily diet.

Anonymous said...

saute with lots of water and a little sesame oil.

amanda d said...

I like sugar snap peas in stir fry.