Market Shift

October 17, 2009 · 2 comments

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Apples and squash everywhere, snow yesterday morning — it must be fall in new England. I was hit with a nasty cold this week, which kept me out of the kitchen for a few days, so I still have most of last week’s veggies to work with.

Still, I couldn’t pass up the mixed fingerling potatoes, butter and escarole lettuces, cherry tomatoes, yellow carrots, red bell peppers, and parsnips. I also stocked up on granola, coffee cake, chocolate banana bread, raspberries, and two sirloin strip steaks (tonight’s dinner, along with the carrots and celery root puree).

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Sherman’s Market finally opened, promising New England-sourced groceries for the neighborhood. While there is a bit of overlap with the farmer’s market, they will be my new go-to source for local ingredients once the season ends.

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Yes, that’s a jar of tomato sauce, an experiment. If it’s any good, I’ll have a fallback to keep in the pantry for last-minute dinners. I tried mostly baked goods today: brioche and rye breads, a walnut-cranberry roll, corncake biscuits, and some chocolate-hazelnut gelato.

Next week’s cooking challenge: Cooking for vegans. Probably pasta, with the (modified) jarred sauce. I’ll have to pass grated cheese separately, and the garlic bread will be off-limits to some of our guests. Because it isn’t garlic bread without garlic butter. I have to draw the line somewhere.

2 comments

Bryan October 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Cooking for vegans isn’t that hard–want to borrow some cookbooks?

David October 20, 2009 at 4:17 pm

I don’t need no stinkin’ cookbooks…

Coking for vegans isn’t hard, it’s just boring and limited.

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