I try to make a habit of visiting the Hollygrove Market and Farm on Tuesday afternoons. They are kind enough to be there at non-crack of dawn hours (noon-6pm!) which makes it much, much easier for me. I'm not the kind of girl who likes to sacrifice her morning sleeping time, no matter how beautiful the produce at the Farmer's Market.
Last week, I got the Box instead of just shopping the Lagniappe table the way I usually do. It was filled with things I knew exactly what I wanted to do with and influenced my week's menu nicely. Among other things, I was able to cook:
- Fresh Blackeyed Peas with Cornbread and a sliced tomato and cucumber salad
- Rigatoni with Eggplant Puree
- Penne with Baked Tomato Sauce (will post the recipe for this soon. it's wonderful)
- Pork chops with Vegetable Sauté (the addition of a little bit of cornmeal makes this even better than a regular veg sauté, since it introduces some crispiness and texture to the dish)