I’ve always had a difficult time waking up in the mornings. But tell me to meet you at a farmers’ market and you’ll find me getting ready before the sun’s up. Okay, I’m exaggerating, I won’t be up that early. Let’s just say it’s one of the rare occasions I don’t hit snooze. This morning we went to the Baltimore’s Farmers’ Market and Bazaar on Saratoga St. just under the Jones Falls Expressway. The market, as always, was bustling. Whenever my husband, Kevin, and I go out to a market, we make a beeline for the coffee vendor and grab a pastry or two before we begin. However, instead of our usual cuppa from Zeke’s Coffee, I decided to try something new and got my morning fix from a Thai street food stall. It was a half and half of sorts, not the traditional Baltimore half-n-half of sweet tea and lemonade, but a Thai Iced Coffee and Thai Iced Tea mix. So refreshing! We walked the market a few times before finally deciding on which produce to buy.
Today we brought home spring onions, white and red, young fresh garlic, snap peas, maitaki mushrooms and chanterelle mushrooms. We shopped at Whole Foods yesterday and we didn’t want to overload on produce. I hate when good food goes to waste. So we picked items that complimented the ingredients we already had (vine ripened tomatoes, broccoli rabe, garlic scapes, chicken breast and shrimp). We also have yellow and green zucchini and picked our own strawberries from Larriland Farms. These ingredients will come in handy for light fresh salads and summer pastas all week.
Oh look at the time, I should really get lunch started. Good thing the World Cup is on, Kevin won’t notice if we have a late lunch!