Farmer’s Market Finds

by Cate on May 10, 2007

Wednesday nights at Sweetnicks belong to The Neighbors, and tonight, The Neighbor Wife is up.

I need to go to the farmer’s market. I was talking with Cate the other day, and she mentioned the farmer’s market was going to be starting up again soon.

I said, “I can’t wait to go to the farmer’s market!! Let me know when you go.”

Shocked, Cate said “Since when are you so excited about the farmer’s market?”

“Well, I need to get some herbs.”

At this point, I know Cate was impressed and doubtful. (I can tell.)

“Herbs?” Cate said.

“Yes, I found some cute little pots that I’m going to put on my window sill and I need to put herbs in them. I’m not going to use them I just need them for show,” I replied.

And now we are back to reality. Of course, I’m not going to cook with them! But I did promise to give Cate all the herbs that grow.

Really, I can cook, but, I just don’t enjoy it as much as all of you. Sometimes I really want to. Thoughts of the house smelling like fresh baked goods, or a homecooked dinner sound great, but, no really I don’t cook. I used to cook in my single days, but then I met my husband and he’s the kind of person who only wants to eat what he’s in the mood for, so he won’t stick to a menu plan and won’t eat what you put in front of him. Therefore, I stopped cooking. Nothing is worse than working all day and making dinner only to have the person you made it for not really eat it. Now, you all know why I don’t cook.

I have gotten better though since living next to Cate. How can I not, right?

So, what are you getting at your local farmer’s market or planting in your garden this year? Maybe you guys can inspire me too.

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Heather May 10, 2007 at 1:24 pm

My favorite thing to get at the farmers market is peppers. While they are usually a bit smaller they are cheaper and you don’t have any go to waste. I also buy herbs, but to use. They don’t have many stands with herbs, but I try. The other big buy for me at the market is the baked goods!!


Merry May 10, 2007 at 3:02 pm

Don’t feel bad…last time I was at the Farmer’s market I bought an eggplant b/c it was pretty. I had not idea what to do with it & it went bad but it was pretty when I bought it. :)


Claire May 10, 2007 at 6:21 pm

I love the Farmer’s Market. You should use the herbs for yourself some! They are SO much better than the dried ones. But I guess if you give some to Cate, then you’ll get to eat them as well! ;-)


Anonymous May 11, 2007 at 12:44 pm

Heather-Bake goods sound good. I’ll have to check them out.

Merry-Funny thing,I know what to do with eggplant. (I’m Italian) Eggplant Parm. Not, that I make it a lot. It’s time consuming.

Claire-yes, Cate and I have an agreement. I’ll buy the stuff. If she makes it. Lately, I’ll buy the stuff and make it at her house. So, if I need help she’s right there. What do you think Cate? Am I getting better.


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