Farmer’s Market Find: Full Blown Autumn and Pummelos

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The air cool and crisp, the streets quiet from the raucous night before, and the faint smell of pumpkin pie being baked somewhere… It really was a good day to take a brisk walk over to the Farmer’s Market.

Buddha's Hand, can be used to make Limoncello- Hamada's Farm

Meyer Lemons make their first apparence! They are wonderful in a array of dishes, especially their zest.-Hamada's Farm

Isn't this just the cutest, funniest looking persimmon?- Ken's Top Notch Produce

Heirloom Sun-dried tomatoes from Serendipity Farms, my absolute favorite! You know I filled up my brown bag!

Sweet carrots, I will turn you into a delicious soup!- Happy Boy Farms

Raw olives- California Olive Oil

 

Fresh pastas from Santa Cruz Pasta Factory.

Can you guess how much this pumpkin weighs?

Persimmons, pomegranites, and a new discovery!

Pomelo or Pummelos look like a green grapefruit but are sweet in taste. However, the white skin is very bitter, so peel it off before eating the juicy, sweet fruit.

Happy Halloween

 

Farmer Market Purchases:
-Baby spinach, carrots, heirloom and Peach Boy tomatoes, Carnival squash, Ambercup squash, Cipolline onions (Happy Boy Farms),
-Gala apples (Billy Bob’s Organic)
-Pummelo or Pomelo (Rhode’s Family Farm)
-Lemon and dried, cured olives (California Olive Oil),
-Lacinato kale,  heirloom sun-dried tomatoes, Red Kuri squash (Serendipity Farms)
-Variety of red, green, and purple bell peppers (Rio de Parros Organics
-Fresh, Italian herb pappardelle (Santa Cruz Pasta Factory)
-Lingcod Fish
-Fresh cut flowers

Weekly Dinner Menu:

Sunday- Linkcod Fish (watercress pesto), Fresh Herb Pasta (spinach, sundried tomatoes, summer squash), and homemade pumpkin bread

Monday- Quinoa (butternut squash, lemon, herbs), Salad (olives, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, watercress),

Tuesday- Saturdays left over chicken curry and buckwheat rotis (for Satish), leftover herb pasta, lentils, sauteed veggies

Wednesday- Left over quinoa, herb potato slices, simple roasted acorn squash

Thursday-  Lemon-Kale Salad, lentils and squash, carrot soup

Friday- Dinner at my parents’ for Diwali; lots of childhood favorites

Saturday- Dining Out

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Treat Treats As Treats

“Treat treats as treats.”– Micheal Pollan

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have the biggest sweet tooth. I am not so much of a candy person as I am of baked treats. However, it was a long time ago that I was able to metabolize and burn off all the extra fat and sugar. Also, I started becoming more aware of processed and unprocessed foods. I was grossed out when I learned that I was literally putting cancer causing, toxic chemicals in body in the form of preservatives from candy and packaged sweets. Also, it seemed like high-fructose corn syrup or now corn syrup was just plain hard to avoid. Whether HFCS is bad for you or not, any type of processed sugar is bad in the long run. Therefore, it’s best to minimize overall sugar intake. Desserts (including candy) are special occasion food and should be treated as such.

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