|Saturday Morning at the Farmers Market|
Saturday was a busy day. We started off at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. We hadn't been there much all summer. The reds were abundant this weekend...There were tomatoes and peppers everywhere!
|A portion of purchases... Basil, Tomatoes and Red Bell Peppers|
|A beautiful red pepper and my basil in a mixing bowl|
The basil was a most likely the last of the season, so I purchased a great deal of it and plan to make pesto with it. I have already froze a small batch in a container, I will check to see how that froze up. It may be a great way to have fresh basil for maybe Basil fried rice this fall and winter.
|The perfect partnership, basil and heirloom tomato|
The heirloom tomatoes were available as well, not as readily as roma and some other varieties, but I LOVE the flavors of an heirloom tomato!
|Delicious and Beautiful Concord Grapes... yes there are seeds, but they make you savor the flavor of the grape, smells like grape bubble gum- YUM!|
|Our Kitchen table...|
|The open pantry door... not much counter top space|
|The cooking and clean up section of the kitchen|
Today I make the pesto and other goodies for stocking my pantry.. I think I am going to dehydrate the peppers with olive oil and smoked sea salt for flavor, they will be great in pita sandwiches... and whatever else I dream up.
Depending on how it goes, I may work on the basement again... at least an hour. I wonder what I can get done in an hour? I want to get those draperies sewn.. this week.. the cutting mat has been retrieved along with my plants and my boxes of photos... Oddly, we brought out a carload of stuff to mom and dad's and returned with another carload!