Monday, June 25, 2007

Freshly picked strawberries and peas







Today the kids and I went to our local farmers market and picked strawberries and peas. There were strawberries everywhere! It was hard to stop picking there were so many. Looks like I need to make some strawberry shortcake. I am also tossing around an idea I saw from Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa). She sprinkled her strawberries with a bit of balsamic vinegar, sugar and black pepper. As she would say, "How bad can that be?"
I have since learned that I was supposed to pick smaller pea pods, but I am sure they will still taste good lightly steamed. I also couldn't resist buying "their own" broccoli, hot house tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash.
Don't you just love this adorable "Fresh from the Farmers Market" icon? It's free and available for your use. Check it out at the website http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/.

3 comments:

hatetheyankees said...

I am sure the "chops" tasted great, but the picture doesn't do it justice.

Alanna said...

Well blush, if it ain't 'Blush'. :-) (Thanks!!) your strawberries look gorgeous! ~ AK

Stressed Out Mom said...

Thank you! What a difference between strawberries from the farm and the grocery store. So soft and sweet. I froze two Ziplog bags worth for later! (It's like having money in the bank!)