Finally a Saturday at home! An exciting start to the morning with an 8 AM wake up knock by the police!!! Before you start asking what *I* did...apparently (even though the signs said last week!) the gas company was digging....under my car.....now! But we took advantage of the early start to the day to get into the city for the Greenmarket in Union Square. This week we tried some new items and new vendors. Getting there earlier definitely helps but we still missed out on asparagus. Perhaps next week I will need to ask for a 7am wake-up call!
We got quite a few goodies on this trip many of which have already been sampled!
4 pack of bavarian herb beef sausages
4 pack of bison garlic sausages
1/3 lb hooligan cheese
1/3 lb black ledge blue cheese
1 pt shallots
1 bunch red scallions
1 seedless cucumber
1 bunch broccoli rabe
1 lb mixed mini baby fingerling potatoes
1 jar peach raspberry fruit spread
1 doz eggs
1 lb sea scallops
1 lb steamers
3 "old fashioned" pretzels
4-5 stalks of rhubarb
3 amazing portabello mushrooms
A day later the fridge is already starting to empty! Last night we enjoyed a salad with the cucumbers, scallions and blue cheese with a side of steamers. Lunch was a Bavarian Sausage sandwich with peppers, mushrooms, onions and swiss. And finally for dinner we had Broccoli Rabe with some seared Scallops (heavenly!) I love shopping locally and having very fresh food I find that the taste is quite noticeable versus most supermarket food.