Sunday, November 07, 2010

Brisk Market Day and Green Bean Potato Salad Recipe

Don't you love the fall colors?

Our nippiest morning yet, but we are not deterred from the joy of the farmers market!  And look at the reward-yumminess!
Who could pass up this pointed head cabbage- which I shall name the "Rosebud" cabbage-though it would be one gigantic rose! This is a lot of cabbage for the two of us, but we'll manage somehow.

A view of the broccoli and green beans- I might squeeze one more green bean potato salad out of Jim since it is returning to the 70's this week and there are buffalo brats in the freezer.....

Green Bean Potato Salad:
1# red or any waxy potato
1/2 # green beans
1 shallot, chopped
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
basil ribbons, I like a lot of basil (1/8 cup or so)

Wash potatoes and boil for about 20 minutes, remove from water onto dry towel and add green beans for 6-7 minutes. Shock green beans and add to towel.  When potatoes are cool chop in 1/2 inch slices.
In bowl add shallot, salt and pepper to taste, olive oil and vinegar. Blend well with fork. Add potatoes, basil and green beans. Lightly toss.  This tastes best at room temperature with a bit of time for the flavors to settle in together. Great the next day, too.

These cukes looked so good
The apples are Fugi and Gold Rush

The apples last week were wonderful, hard, crisp-tart- Gold Rush. I couldn't remember their name to I paid more attention today. Grabbed a couple of Fugi, too.

Bok choy for the stirfry Jim made last night for dinner. Which was so delicious!

I picked out 8 gourds from Claire. The marble topped chest in the dining room needed a little fall decorating. I used these in there. My decorator sister, Richey, guided me through the process. I'll post a picture later. It is a grouping that will transition to other seasons easily.

The mini sunflowers, zennia and eucalyptus were all that the flower folks had this week.  I think the mini sunflowers are cute as can be, I just had to buy more than the big ones and use a smaller vase. This might be their last week at the market, there was a hard freeze last night.

There was a long line for omelets when we arrived but by the time we finished shopping and talking, just a couple ahead of us!
I'm off to reheat the part I couldn't eat yesterday- it was huge!

1 comment:

donna said...

Please extend an invitation to Jim to visit my house where I will "allow" him to do all the cooking. lol He's a treasure, but I'm sure you already know that.