On Saturday morning I went to the Liberty Lake Farmer's Market with my friends Stephanie and Beth. We were able to get to the market a bit earlier this week and found the selection a lot more plentiful. Here is a breakdown of what I got:
- 2 bunches of parsnips- $2
- 1 lb purple potatoes- $1.50
- 10 red prunes- $1
- bunch of green and swiss chard- $1
Can you tell from this week and last week's Farmer's Market trip that I seem to be attracted to purple produce? I'm excited for what recipe I'll think up to use the purple potatoes. I asked the man selling them if they are purple on the inside too. He said that they were, but they don't bleed color at all like a beet might. I'll be fun to cut one of these puppies open! Also, I was so happy to find parsnips! I had never tried it before last fall, but I loved this recipe for Roasted Apples and Parsnips, Mmmmm!
Since I've been being a bit lazy this weekend, I've been on my Pinterest just a bit... ok, that's a bit of an understatement, but here are a few of my favorite pins from the week:
|Step-by-step to roast and puree a pumpkin from Oh She Glows|
From what I can tell, this will work for most fall and winter squashes,
such as butternut, ambernut, and acorn squashes.
|Peanut Butter Granola from SHAPE.com|
I tried out this recipe with brown rice syrup instead of honey and it turned out great.
At 5 minutes of baking I turned the oven off and allowed the granola to cool with the oven,
making the moisture from the granola to dry out. Crunchy, peanut buttery, and delicious!
|These sweet little tea cups and plates remind me of this summer when I had a fancy tea with my mom, a family friend, and my bridesmaids a few weeks before the wedding. It's things like this that make me so happy to be a girl :)|
|I cannot tell you how true this is for Kevin and I. We have such childish potty humor sometimes.|
|Fruit Slide from SOSK Designs|
Isn't this awesome?! I want this in my future kitchen so badly! I'm not quite sure how that banana is sitting there, but the idea that my apples and oranges get to go for a slide before I eat them is just so fun. It would be a great visual as to how much fruit you've eaten since you last went grocery shopping.
|Four sleeping baby otters... I have never seen anything as cute! I got to do a lot of cat-napping this weekend, which I think I will now call otter-napping.... that is, sleeping like otters, not stealing otters... hehe!|
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