I started at the open-air market. I had already resolved to buy a bunch of tomatoes for freezing. I also bought:
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 2 pints blackberries!!!
1 1/2 pint raspberries* (part of breakfast)
- a bunch of sweet potatoes
- 3 bell peppers
- 2 cucumbers
- bison skirt steak
And I wasn’t done yet. I needed to go to the Amish market for sausage meat. Last week, I made this pork sausage recipe and it was really, really good, but I passed by the pork this week because the line was really long and got mixed ground turkey again. But, this weekend there’s a pig roast out in the parking lot! So, I also got suckered into buying:
- 1 pint peach ice cream
- homemade Amish potato chips (many of which became part of breakfast)
I also had resolved to buy fish to cook this week so I crossed the street and bought at Captain’s Ketch:
- 1 bag of onions
- 1 pound of wild-caught Coho salmon
- 1 1/2 pint of their amazing shrimp salad (also part of breakfast)
What’s more, I haven’t even touched the watermelon and butternut squash that I bought last week. Also, the plums I bought last week were far from ripe and so those have been hanging out until they soften up a bit. I still have some of the peaches that I grilled to eat too.
Oh, and after purchasing everything that I did today, I forgot to buy greens like I’d planned.
*It didn’t occur to me, until there were only a few left, that maybe instead of eating the entire half-pint of raspberries in one sitting, I could have frozen them for baking or something later. This is the second time this week I’ve downed that many at one time. The farmer’s market at UMD had them this week too. In my defense, the ones I bought at work were so ripe, they wouldn’t have survived until I got home and I did share some with my coworkers.
It appears that wheat, and also probably gluten, are among my allergies. I’m still trying to figure out the gluten thing though. I can drink beer, but not wheat beer. I was able to eat non-wheat flour bread last weekend, but presumably it still had gluten in it? I did, happily, find flourless, eggless cookies at the UMD farmer’s market this past week. Definitely going to stock up on those!
Not much to report from the garden. I still haven’t planted what I said I would. I had hoped to do some planting today, but now it’s raining. Hopefully, tomorrow.