I had a great time shopping for food yesterday. I spent the afternoon at Schenectady Greenmarket, working my volunteer shift and darting off to the vendors during my downtime. Then I headed to Hannaford, to finish up the shopping for the week. Fruit will be prominently featured in my cooking and baking this week. I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves:

The haul from my day of shopping. Berries, cherries, peaches, sweet corn, rainbow chard, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash
Beautiful Rainier cherries. I originally thought I'd put them in a cobbler or a crisp, but then decided I would just eat them as a snack. So delicious.
These beauties, fresh from Buhrmaster Farms, went into a Raspberry Almond Bread Pudding that I'm enjoying all week for breakfast. Recipe is over on my new RECIPE PAGE
Also from Buhrmaster Farms. I'll be using these in a cobbler along with...
Peaches from Maynard Farm (vendor at Schenectady Greenmarket). I'll be making one of my favorite summer recipes, Peach-Blueberry Cobbler (from Cooking Light magazine, July 2007). Recipe is over on my new RECIPE PAGE

A brief rundown of things I made/will be making to eat this week (email me if you need recipes, suggestions, etc.):

  • Raspberry Almond Bread Pudding – this is a Wendy-modified Weight Watchers recipe (6 Points Plus values per serving)
  • Chicken Stir-Fry Soup – leftover chicken, homemade stock, leftover rice, stir-fry vegetable blend, soy sauce & chili garlic paste to taste
  • Peach-Blueberry Cobbler
  • Curry-Spiced White Bean Hummus – white beans because chickpeas and I don’t get along
  • Maple-Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops – my favorite way to prepare bone-in pork chops
  • Grilled Summer Squash

It’s a lot of food. Blessed be my freezer.