As I mentioned in yesterday’s fatigue-abbreviated post, I spent a HOT day at the Schenectady Greenmarket on Sunday, gathering much delicious produce that I spent most of yesterday cooking and preparing. I have lots of photos to share!
First, the Greenmarket:
I also met some great business owners at the Greenmarket:
Elizabeth from Patsy Paws – Patsy Paws are all-natural organic artisan dog treats. Her motto? “If we wouldn’t eat it, we wouldn’t feed it to our dog!”. Quincy loves the Nutty Chick variety (chicken and peanut butter).
Then I met Chris & Bert from The Red Barn in Ghent (Columbia County) – The Red Barn is a great little restaurant that serves only the freshest foods, in American Classic style. They bring some great stuff to the Greenmarket, which I promise to try next time: chicken pies, mac ‘n cheese pies (!!), and fruit pies. I learned that Chris is also a Twitterer, soI plan to follow her there, too! (@locavorechris).
So, after spending all of my money, here’s what I ended up making yesterday and today:
- Classic pesto
- Curried Pineapple and Stone Fruit Chutney
- Moroccan Lettuce Wraps
- Steamed Swiss Chard with Tomato
I only remembered to take pictures of the chutney, so here it is:
I tried a little bit of the chutney over roast beef tonight (instead of gravy), and it was outstanding! Not too hot, not too sweet. Recipe can be found here. It makes a lot, so plan to bring some over to your neighbors! I brought some over to Chef Mark for him to try, but his son threw up as soon as we walked in the door, so we left. I don’t think it was because of the chutney.