Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Farmers Market Reason #347

Trying new things. One of the highlights of my work week is perusing the green market on my lunch break to see what new fun vegetables I can find to try. Since we’re now in full swing of the summer produce explosion, it’s always an interesting adventure.

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Generally speaking, in the past I have hated eggplant. I just am not a fan. To me it always seemed to be a slimey tasteless gross vegetable. However, I saw these adorable eggplants at the market and couldn’t resist. Even if they tasted bad, I still wanted to take a photo!

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Aren’t they cute? I love the color and the stripes and the little witches hat top.

The stand I got these from, Boditree Farms, always has the most fun stuff. She specializes in gourmet Asian produce, and her veggies are always the most beautiful to be found, guaranteed. I also picked up some peppers from Laney this week, not green or red or jalapeno, but shishito peppers! Not hot, but flavorful, perfect for me!

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I decided I was going to make a vegetable green curry with my haul last night, so chopped everything up, stir fried it up with some garlic and oil and then crafted a green curry using coconut milk, green curry paste, ginger, fish sauce, brown sugar, and garlic, basically following Erin’s idea. We also threw in some shrimp as well. This was delicious! And the eggplant was good too! And so colorful and looked so pretty on the plate! All told it included the Indian Paint Eggplant, Shishito Peppers, Green Pepper, Carrot, Onion, Garlic, Broccoli, Kale, and Zucchini. YUM!

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2 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

Yum! Your farmers market buys look fantastic! Hope you enjoy the shishito peppers! - mary the food librarian

dingleberry said...

mm that looks delicious. That eggplant looks a little different, the ones we get in Japan look like http://www.bfeedme.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/Eggplant.jpg this.
Its cute though, makes me want to put little eyes and a mouth on it.