Farmer’s Market Lunch

Cooking for the week ahead is always a daunting task on a Sunday – you’re most likely

a. hungover,

b. tuckered out from the weekend,

c. wishing that it was a three day weekend, four day weekend, or that you had the entire bloody week off because you simply can’t fathom going into work the next morning or

d. a combination of the above.

Forget cooking, simply doing anything seems like a major task.

But when its summer (and despite the current heat wave) and the farmer’s market calls, there’s nothing to do except gather yourself up off the couch, put those shoes on and go a-shopping.  Of course this may have taken me a few hours and I didn’t get out the door until around 3:30, but that’s besides the point.  The point is – I made it to the farmers market and back with a summer bounty – and concocted a wonderful cool, summery veggie salad to beat the heat and the work week.

Below – part of my spread which includes green beans, cukes, garlic scapes, zucchini, radishes and sugar snap peas.

And my resulting salad below – a summery salad of zucchini ribbons sliced with a vegetable peeler, radishes, petit peas (frozen – eegads!), sauteed garlic scapes, scallions and dressed with a light vinagrette of lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes and s&p.

This salad with fragrant and nutty brown rice has been my lunch for the past two days – squeezing at least one more day of of them and then onto the green beans and artichoke hearts with some crab cakes I bought at the brand spanking new Chelsea / Flatiron District Trader Joe’s (apparently its fashion themed according to the hideous and creepy wall decor and clothing displays).

After all – healthy lunches are called for when it’s PIE WEEK AT THE OFFICE!  (pictures up at the end of Pie Week but the strawberry yoghurt tart I made went over VERY well today!)

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~ by drywoodburstingintoflame on July 20, 2010.

One Response to “Farmer’s Market Lunch”

  1. looks delicious! LOVE the zuchinni ribbons!
    Pie weeeek. Can’t wait for pictures.

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