Hi! Sorry! I’m back now! I’ve been a little distracted by my new job. I haven’t cooked much of anything lately. I ate frozen Trader Joe’s taquitos all week and I’m ashamed to say that much of produce I bought at the farmers market two weeks ago was found rotting in the bottom of my refrigerator this morning. But I’m going to get back on the wagon.
I went to the farmer’s market this morning. I came home with an awful lot of garlic. I picked up a bunch of fresh garlic, and then I saw the garlic scapes. I realized that a bunch of fresh garlic and a bunch of scapes was really way more garlic than I can really eat in a week. But scapes don’t stick around for very long and I didn’t want to miss my chance. And I had nothing but a couple cloves of pathetic, half-rotten supermarket garlic at home and the idea of not having a head or two of garlic in the house makes me nervous. It’s almost as bad as not having milk in the house. So I bought them both. And a bunch of young red onions too. Then as I was walking I looked down at the green shoots poking out of my tote bag and realized that the garlic still had its scapes attached. Duh. So now I really have a lot of scapes. I just need to think of something to do with them all. I’m thinking along the lines of pesto.
I got one last quart of strawberries. At the beginning of strawberry season I never think I could possibly tire of them but I think I’ve nearly had my fill. I’m much more interested in cherries now. I picked up a dozen eggs and some baby lettuce but I tried to restrain myself because I’m looking forward to going the New Amsterdam Public Market tomorrow. I’ll be sure to report back on that.