I was very careful at the Farmer's Market this morning because I still had stuff from last week! The peas are still in the fridge and I have a few mixed greens left. I finished up the tomatoes in the salsa I made for the fish tacos last nigh...which I thought were fabulous, someone else was a little cranky because they are messy. We won't mention who.
Heller's was out of strawberries by the time I got there, but they did have these fabulous looking bite-sized plums that I scooped up, along with more yellow tomatoes. And of course I grabbed some of the edible violets from the wonderful lady on the end, whose name I can never remember. She is the same person I buy my honey and vinegar from. And she even commented on my weight loss. With all the people she encounters, I was flattered that I had made enough of an impression that she remembered the way I was and now how I am. Of course I grabbed some milk-I think Army is hooked on it-from the milk ladies.
Since I still have peas, tomorrow I am preparing some Risotto with fresh Peas. To go with this wonderful, flavorful delight, I picked up some thick cut pork chops, olives, and Stilton cheese with brandy and apricots...a stuffing waiting to happen. I forgot, I also have zucchini from last week so that will be the side, sauteed zucchini. Dessert is wonderful. I have two Madeline pans that I have NEVER used. So tomorrow I will- lemon scented Madeline's with some Limoncello gelato sounds like a very refreshing way to end a meal. Also, Santa Margherita (http://www.santamargherita.us/wine/pinot-grigio) Pinot Grigio to go with. I love their wines. I paid a steep price today, I know because of where I purchased it, if I had driven to J & J Liquor store in the Commons it would have been about $7 less; lesson learned!
I still have to get through this wedding and reception later today...I have a big bag of baby carrots I am sneaking in along with my Vanilla Orange seltzer and a big sippy cup of ice water. Hopefully there will be veggies that have not been killed with a sauce or drowned with butter.
The next challenge is my anniversary- July 4th. I know national holiday, but it does make it easy to remember. It is also Zeus's birthday, a patriotic pup he is. Army said something about going to the Lake Front (http://www.cooperstownlakefronthotel.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=2), which would be wonderful. I think their chef is a CIA grad...good food just waiting to happen. We went there for my birthday last year and I cannot say I was disappointed. It was a great meal. The link takes you to the homepage of the hotel. It looks like a typical tourist trap, but the food is great and worth every penny. Some of the menus are on line. I am thinking the Calamari Salad sounds great...I wonder if they would do it as an entree? Hhhhmmmm.
Have a healthy, happy, and safe day.