Having been on vacation for two weeks, and up at camp, visiting the kids this past Saturday...I am really missing my visits to the Saturday Farmers Markets. But Pete's came through with some very tasty, AND very local foods. There's nothing like Nova Scotia lamb and tonight we're having the stuffed lamb rolls (if you look closely, they're in the center of the glorious meat counter that serves the very best local meats).
Too bad my Honey is not a tomato lover. Don't these local hot house beauties look gorgeous?
I did sneak a couple in last night's dinner....Mediterranean Style Haddock & Broccoli. Shhhhh, don't tell him.
Nor could I resist these giant green onions, pristine yellow beans (side tonight with the lamb roll) and chocolate brown cremini mushrooms - all local! And...how could I forget...the first really big, really green bunch of basil.
Enough to make my first batch of pistou of the summer (pesto without the pine nuts).
And now I'm ready for the week, with lots of local goodies for my table.
Many of you might remember me talking about my trip to Toronto to sit on a food bloggers panel organized by Hellmann's Eat Real Eat Local Campaign. Visit their site to see how you can make a difference and read some interesting articles. I don't have to remind you that supporting local farmers is so important - and so tasty!