Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays provide the best kind of shopping at the farmer’s market. I am not a mall girl by any means, but the market is staged in the outer most corner of our local mall parking lot and wandering the many stalls is one of my favorite summer activities.
This week, I was able to find a couple of local favorites we have been missing all winter. We picked up a jar of Apple Butter from Ozark Country Kitchen and local raw clover honey from Honey Heaven. Both are perfect compliments to my homemade cornbread and by the looks of the jar this morning, it is market time. Order the honey here and I promise you will not be disappointed.
It is time for all things rooty – sweet onions, potatoes, and radishes. Gracie loves radishes washed and ready to eat. I could not resist the season’s first asparagus and, of course, berries were on the list for Susan’s Baking Challenge. Blueberries were my only choice.
While shopping, I always keep my eye out for a good deal on flowers. The daisies from last week have wilted away. I love buying flowers for myself. I am worth it. These peonies caught my eye right away and they were the right price. My neighbor has lovely peonies and I am lucky to enjoy them as they are growing on our side of their yard. Unfortunately, we had a bad storm blow through our area a couple of weeks ago and the pretty pink peonies were pounded to the ground. I miss them.
Go buy yourself some flowers...you are worth it!