Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Farmers Market Fun

The ultimate in fast food. In case you can't read the sign, this is the "Boston Goat Cheese Picnic" from Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, MA.  Each bag contains a delectable lunchtime menu:  goat cheese with olive oil and herbes de provence, french bread, and trail mix, plus utensils and a $1 off coupon for your next purchase. A fabulous reason to forget your lunch!

The Atlas Farm stand was overflowing with the season's first produce, local and organic...

as was my kitchen table when I got home.  

The basil will be planted, with hopes of better success than last year.
The kale will be sauteed with onions and garlic.
The strawberries will be gone by supper.
The rest, including the cilantro and jalapeno goat cheese--yum!--will provide delicious lunchtime salads for days to come.
Don't you just love spring?


  1. Very nice! I planted basil, cilantro, parsley and chives and the basil is the only survivor. My mom said it's okay, she always kills more than she doesn't, and that made me feel better. Would love to see pics of your garden!


  2. Oh, my dear, I do not have a garden--the back yard of the house where we rent is covered in Astroturf. Yes. Astroturf. But, we do have a little window box where we attempted to grow herbs last year, and failed--they grew moldy and died almost instantly. I'm hoping for better success this year! The little basils will be in tomorrow, and I will post regularly on their progress!