I am so far behind. I have many things to show you, such as swiss chard packets, lemony mac and cheeze, special marinated grilled tofu.... but I had a busy weekend. So I will start with what happened on Saturday: Michael and I got up extra early and went to the farmers market! We spent about $35, and this is what we got:
peppers, karabi, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, butternut squash, yellow watermelon, and beets
peaches and blackberries
yellow and red cherry tomatoes
a plethora of varied tomatoes
Obviously, we went a little tomato-crazy. We were grabbing up tomatoes like they were going out of style. But when we've spent most of the year living off hothouse, artificially ripened grocery store tomatoes... what would you expect? In an attempt to use some up, we made a lovely tomato salad atop a bed of bulgher.
It's simply various tomatoes cut into chunks, with a drizzle of olive oil, splash of balsamic vinegar, and some chopped basil. Oh, and salt. We're salt fiends here. Yummy!
Then we needed to get rid of the REST of the tomatoes. Well most. I still have all the cherry tomatoes and we kept ONE big tomato for slicing and sandwiches. Sunday night we made our own marinara, based off of Isa's sauce tutorial. It.was.amazing. Here's some photos of our process:
the peeled tomatoes, after blanching
i am unable to correctly spell mira croix. that sucks.
after immersion blending, we added some meetballs
atop whole wheat penne with homemade bread
I also made homemade bread for this meal, and also because we needed some for sammiches. It was funny because after I put the first loaf in the pan, Michael was like 'let me do the second loaf!' and I was like, 'well I was going to braid it' and he goes, 'so was I!' So he braided it. Yay!
Oh, I used this recipe from VegWeb. It's called Outrageously Easy BIG Bread. And it's all true. I subbed in 2 cups of WW flour...so I used 2 cups WW, 4 cups AP. It made it just slightly healthier, I guess. I know WW flour is heavier or something and doesn't raise as well, so I'm cautious about using all WW flour. Anyway, this bread is ...sexyhotamazing good. So eat it.
Next time I will post about our camping trip on Saturday and all that other stuff I mentioned in the beginning of the post.
Oh, ok, here's the mustache pic I mentioned last week. Enjoy.