Market bounty as Week 6 begins!

July 13, 2013 1:44 pm by Pooja

Let’s just start this baby off with a picture, shall we?

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We visited three markets today. We woke up early and made our way downtown after weeks (maybe months?) of not visiting the most gloriously large market in our city, only to be greeted by Art on the Square. First, we were a little disappointed by the market displacement. We were sleepy and hungry and wanted market bounty. But, once we started to look around, it was so cool!!

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After wandering around, we did eventually find the downtown market. There, we bought the door county cherries ($4.50) and tomatoes from my favorite – Canopy Gardens (1.8 lbs for $7.30).

Then, we wandered over to our beloved westside market. Yes, the downtown market has an awesome yet inexpensive variety of food, but the westside has character. And friends ­čÖé There, we bought breakfast (goat cheese quiche and apricot shortbread bar, $3.50 each), a bunch of onions ($2), a bunch of garlic ($2), dreamfarm herbes de provence goat cheese ($6.25), cottage cheese ($3.75), and lb of pinto beans ($3).

Finally, we went to Hilldale, because, well — why not? There we bought a half loaf of sourdough bread. Not for any particular reason… perhaps mostly because I wanted a reason to munch on all of their sample cookies and breads. It was worth $2.50. And now I have sourdough!

So, that’s this week’s bounty. That’s added to what’s leftover from last week: several summer squash, a head of lettuce, 3 large cucumbers, a pint of cherry tomatoes, a small bunch of carrots, some garlic, ┬áa bunch of green onions, ┬áseveral small heads of broccoli, an RP’s fettucini, ┬áseveral ounces of cheddar, and several eggs.

And what’s on the menu this week?

Tonight: Ricotta dumplings with yellow squash and a tomato sauce made of Canopy tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil from the garden.

Tomorrow: Cabbage soup using pintos, garlic, onion, and probably carrot. And probably the sourdough bread. Recipe forthcoming when I figure it out?

Later: Roasted vegetable pizza with broccoli, yellow squash, homemade pizza dough, tomato sauce from tonight (hopefully), and Dreamfarm goat cheese.

Along the way: Salads galore for lunch!

It’s going to be another yummy week.

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