When I woke up earlier than I expected to thins morning, I decided to go research the farmer’s markets around town. It’s something that has been on my to do list since I got the little freezer. Up to now, it’s just held a turkey or two and some little bags of fruit and vegetables. I want to get back into the rhythm of what is seasonal and fill my freezer with goodies.
The first one wasn’t really what I was looking for — I had an idea in mind based on the long-standing farmer’s market that mostly has farmers from the valley, but you don’t know if their produce is organic or not. There were only a few booths and little of it was actually food.
I made my way to a market further away from home. It was better and I should have gotten there earlier. After looking at what was for sale, I went back to the booths I was interested in, but one was out. My bad.
I bought free fair trade coffee from Mexico and Rwanda. I’ll still probably supplement that with Community Coffee from NOLA. I also got some jalapenos, yellow squash, okra and new potatoes. All but the potatoes I prepared and put in the freezer. I relied upon an old Fannie Farmer Cookbook for help.
I also bought some Gulf shrimp and some beef. Both were frozen.
It’s a Saturday routine I could get into — buying fresh and then freezing.
I still want to check out the Tuesday market.
I watched some of the PBS cooking channel and have decided that I need to get my backyard in shape, so I can grill grill grill! And try my hand at growing my own. I don’t know if I can get it together for a fall crop, but a spring crop next year is a specific goal.
Turned on CBS news. It’s depressing in some ways, not in others. I think Obama will get Gitmo closed, especially with former prosecutors on board.
Jim Webb still disappoints me on that score, though he did the right thing in Burma.
I listened to the Civil Right Online today while I was blanching vegies. She had Joe the Plumber on for what seemed like hours.
After he was gone, she took a call from one of his detractors and then argued with her. Having gone out of her way to get positive people on the air again and again, it’s no surprise that she didn’t let a detractor on until he was gone.
It’s typical wingnut radio strategy.
And her advertisers? Her political allies. No surprise there.