Thursday, June 12, 2014


A Sunflower Bouquet From The Bountiful Sprout
There is always a bit of a lull between harvesting seasons -- when the cool weather gardens have died down, but the hot weather gardens have not yet begun to produce -- which means slim pickin's at the farmers' markets and at The Bountiful Sprout. Well I'm here to tell you, the famine is over!

TBS Pick-up Site, Behind Leaning Pear's Old Stone Cottage
Look what I ordered from TBS this week:

peppers and green beans...

the sunflower bouquet you see above, and a good grillin' steak from a new producer...

tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and, of course, peaches!

Of course, this is a mere sampling of what was actually available. I really have to rein myself in this time of year, having a tendency to buy way more than Hubby and I can consume before it starts to go bad. However, after I placed my order, I pulled out my recipes and started listing all of our favorite summer meals: Tomato Sammiches, Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce, Tomato Pesto Tart, Greek Salad, Tomatoes Caprese, Baked Cherry Tomatoes with Goat Cheese, Salade Provencal, Pasta with Lago's Roasted Tomato Sauce, Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with goat cheese...hmmmm. Do you see a pattern here? Well, it was painfully obvious that the one little box of tomatoes I had ordered just wasn't going to be enough! Fortunately for me, the little Wimberley Farmers' Market is held on the same afternoon as our TBS pick-up, and right across the street from it. It may be small, but there is deliciousness to be found there, including this pile of Black Krim tomatoes -- one of my favorites!

So what did we feast upon last night, to celebrate famine's end?

Tomato Pesto Tart
Crisp Cucumber Salad
First Bite of the Season
It was or-gas-mic!


Corrine at said...

Everything looks so real fresh veg here yet. No garden for me this year yet, hopefully next....xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

I've never had much success with my own veggie-growing efforts, but I'm an avid supporter of the local people who do manage to pull it off.