This Week’s Haul:
This week, I went a little nutso. I had $40 in my pocket and got some great recipe ideas on the fly! So, this inaugural post is truly a representation of a $33 market run. In fact, if I hadn’t had those sudden realizations, it would’ve been precisely $18.50!
Bags of Squash, Bell Peppers, Anaheim Chilies and Eggplant, $1 each ($4 total)
1 Bunch Cilantro, $1
Bag of Salad Greens w/ Edible Flowers, $3
1pt. Black Mission Figs, $3
1 Dozen Eggs, $4
5 Pink Lady Apples (with one complimentary plum), $2
1 HUGE Bunch Swiss Chard, $1.50
Tempha (a.k.a. Tempeh), $5
Kim Chee, $7
Little Chocolate Cake (for my boyfriend), $3
Usually I come to the market with very few ideas. I like to see what’s fresh and in season, then base the rest of my grocery shopping on what I’ve found. By the end of the weekend, I usually have the whole week’s menus planned…after watching lots of PBS cooking shows! What will I come up with this week? Well, I’ll be snacking on the apples, peppers and figs. I’ll also be trying to avoid snacking on the Tenpha, it is SOOO addictive! That and the Kim Chee were meant for my Korean Tofu Tacos (based on a BOOLBBQ dish).
Stay tuned, the results will be as adventurous as they will be delicious!!