I’ve wanted to get back to the farmer’s market and I’m so glad I went there today. Inevitably, I buy four times the vegetables compared to a normal supermarket trip. Everything looks so wonderful. I love to go to the back section and I usually make most of my purchased from an elderly Mexican woman. She picks out the best (and hottest) chili peppers and avocados at their peak of ripeness. I usually let her know I’m planning to make salsa and she finds me over-ripened tomatoes perfect for the task.
I always find the cut fruit hard to resist and this day was no exception. The mangos cut like a flower and dusted with hot chili pepper are fantastic. Off to the inside market my weekly plan began to come together. Vegetable soup, turnips with greens with my pork roast, shrimp and papaya salad, and quinoa with apples…. And for tonight? Well I could not wait to try the papaya and avocado, so I made them into a salad over arugula with cilantro and jalepeño… a little lime and you’re done! Grilled grouper and a few green beans and tonight’s healthy meal was a real treat.