Another Saturday, another trip to Granny's and the BCFM!
2 heirloom tomatoes
2 red bell peppers
1 medium (but very heavy) watermelon
3 ghost chilis
3 ears bi-color corn
1 loaf of basil-sundried tomato bread
about 10 small apples
The Farmers Market was offering free samples (only 2 vegan, though) and giving away reuseable grocery bags. Yay!! The free samples are actually a good idea--"try before you buy." I tasted a salsa that I probably wouldn't have considered buying before, but it was really tasty.
"So, Miz, what do you DO with all this produce?"
The watermelon will be juiced (blended, actually) along with fresh ginger to make a bracing morning drink. I'm guessing I'll get about 4 days out of it. The rinds will be a juicy treat for my pet pig, Angeles. (Seriously, didn't you read my profile? The part about making an airplane out of a sock because my pig would eat the banana peel? Did you really think I made that UP??)
One of the tomatoes was already used in my sprout salad this afternoon; the other will be used in raw marinara sauce (along with a good part of the onion).
One of the bell peppers will go into my raw vegan "cheez" dip tomorrow; the other will be part of my raw pasta dish (the "pasta" will be one of last week's zucchinis).
Some of the peaches will be eaten out of hand, and others will be diced and mixed with strawberries and balsamic vinegar for a refreshing fruit salad. Apples will be eaten out of hand, or used for my apple-walnut salad; a few might go to the horse and the pig. (Yes, I have a horse too. And 3 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, and a hermit crab. Let's just get the shock out of the way first thing, shall we?)
Haven't yet decided what to do with the corn, and I'm a bit sorry now that I didn't spend the last $1 and get more. I LOVE raw corn on the cob. But, I also have a recipe for a really good raw curried corn salad (the extra buck will go to buy organic cilantro at the grocery). But I'm also dying to try those ghost chilis, so I was thinking of creating some other type of raw/cold corn salad with those.