It's official . . . locally grown produce is starting to pour into the Farmer's Market, and our garden is starting to produce! A few meals from this past weekend, all using local eats:
A simple stir-fry dinner:
Short-grain brown rice topped with onion, carrot, red bell pepper, tofu, and local sugar-snap peas, covered in my homemade stir-fry sauce, and sprinkled with cashews for extra crunch.
A delicious, deep-dish pizza:
I used this crust recipe (halved) again, as I was in a bit more of a hurry and didn't have time for my usual Artisan Bread dough to sit for two hours. I shaped the dough into more of a rectangle, patted it into a well-oiled jelly roll pan, and topped with more oil, parmesan, mozzarella, a big pile of spinach and arugula from our garden, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and oregano. This soft, chewy, bready pizza hit the spot last night!
Rhubarb crumble, made with two big bunches of rhubarb from the Farmer's Market! We also picked up a rhubarb plant, and cleared an area behind John's garage . . . wahoo! I may have to wait until next year for more rhubarb, (at least rhubarb we've grown ourselves,) but that's ok -- it'll spread like wildfire back there, and then we'll have all the rhubarb we can eat!
What local food are you excited about right now?