Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Farmers' Market Finds

Heirloom tomatoes from the Farmers' Market! Yum!! And just think, there are hundreds and hundreds of these tasty varieties growing on farms all over America, but unfortunately, most people don't know about these little treasures if they've only ever shopped for tomatoes at their local grocery store. It's a shame that grocery isles aren't overflowing with these locally-grown gems. It's no wonder that fast food has become the new "home-cooked meal" and obesity is at epidemic proportions -- few know that there is actually good food out there and loads of varieties of it right under our noses.

The isles at the Farmers' Market were over flowing with squash, eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes this season. I found this recipe for grilled vegetable panini from Barbara Kingsolver's new book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The website is a great resource for eating locally and the book is excellent. The vegetable panini was scrumptious, the perfect summertime dish!

It's been a lot of fun engaging in the art of cooking and baking during this wait. I just passed my 175th day of homemaking and can honestly say, I'm loving EVERY MINUTE of it! And there is so much more to learn! An exciting journey for this mother-to-be. Daddy-to-be is pretty happy about it too! Doesn't the saying go, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

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