Breakfast on the go this morning, I was in a hurry to get to the farmers market. I ate 1 pod of peas, 3 sun sugar cherry tomatoes, and 1 small heel of toasted home made bread that I baked up yesterday topped with some raw local honey. Since it was eaten in the garden mostly I just didn’t bother with a picture.
I was jealous of the kid’s shredded mini wheats with the hard white frosting and icy cold milk to go with it. Oh well.
Farmers market was lovely. I tried not to buy a bunch of produce because I feel that goes against the idea of the project. I DID end up leaving with a half pint of gooseberries from near by Cornelius, Oregon and also a half pint of giant sweet marion berries from the same farm. I also grabbed 4 large-ish red tomatoes from a farm in Battleground (just outside my city really)
The big treat/find that I grabbed though was a pack of 8 lamb pepperoni sticks. The farm is no more than 18 miles from our house, and this stuff is tasty! Protein has been hard for me, given that I pretty much am relying on eggs for protein… and eggs get monotonous.
Lunch was a pepperoni stick shared between me and the kids and toasted home made bread topped with pesto with sauteed pattypan squash, and a few pieces of sliced red tomatoes. (Seriously disappointing, I CAN NOT WAIT for my larger tomatoes to ripen. oh well) I found that the home made cheese from yesterday was hard enough to GRATE over the meal which seemed impressive and neat.
Once we picked up the kids and got them home I set to making potato gnocchi for the first time. I had Yukon Golds from my produce delivery box, so that’s what I used. I cooked them up (in the microwave, for shAME!) threw them through the food mill, and then combined with egg yolk, fresh home made cheese, salt, and some grated fresh garlic from the garden. I gently folded in some flour until it created a soft pasta type dough. I pan fried them in the organic sunflower oil I’ve been using for this project.
When they were done I tossed them with sauteed vegetables, home made mixed herb pesto from the yard, and topped with more homemade cheese.
For dessert, I wanted to be a teensy fancy because it’s our Anniversary today.. So I used a splurge item I bought the other day, the local(ish) whipping cream, and some of the berries I bought today at the farmers market. I whipped the cream by hand with a whisk and added in some of that awesome raw local honey. It wasn’t amazing to look at, but the whole family slurped it up. Forgive the terrible low light photo..
So, that’s day 2!