Monday, July 13, 2009

Farmer's Market Finds

We have a few great Farmer's Markets near us. On Saturdays there is one open that is within walking distance of my house. It is so wonderful to take twenty dollars and get eggs and veggies for the week and still have some money left over.

This week I got some climbing rosemary, boxwood basil, and some hens and chicks. They are all happy on my kitchen window sill. I can not even tell you how good they smell.


I love to chop up Rosemary and put it into goat cheese. I know it can be used in marinades for chicken and fish, but does anyone have any other good ideas for it?


I love hens and chicks. I have wanted one of these for a long time. I hope it does okay inside.



This is the first time I have heard of boxwood basil. I can't wait to have some on our pizza tomorrow night.




We visited another market a few towns away from us on Friday. It is located in a nice park and I took the kids there for a picnic. I wasn't expecting to find yarn there. I really lucked out because the lady who was selling the yarn was also selling cookies. Cookies the size of my head. We each got one, and the kids sat and ate while I shopped. It made it really easy for me to pick out the perfect Bartlett yarn for the Hidden Belt Jacket.
Cookies and yarn.
Brilliant.


25 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

I love rosemary! Try rosemary lemonade, toss shrimp in a marinade of rosemary, olive oil and garlic with some chili flakes and grill, rosemary shortbread, roast chicken stuffed with rosemary and lemon, rosemary bread.

Did I mention that I love rosemary?

cathleen said...

Rosemary, chopped garlic and diced white pototoes...wrap in foil...dot with butter, salt & pepper, put on grill on low...one hour later...yummy tators!! Anyway....your plants look lovely on your window sill. Once again, Katie, I so admire your skill at knitting and you pick out the most beautiful yarns.

Kelsi said...

Roasted red potatoes with rosemary is delicious! I have recently made homemade bread with rosemary and it doesn't last but a couple of days in our house.

I have also bought olive oil and put rosemary sprigs inside and given with a loaf of homemade rosemary bread as a gift this summer.

kim said...

Beautiful shot of greens and creams. My hens and chickens never seem to take off the way others do. I can't figure it out. And that boxwood is almost too pretty to cut. Love the denim blue yarn too. What a find!

karinalane said...

Hi, I had to delurk to tell you how great rosemary cake is! I first saw the recipe in a Nigella Lawson book, it's basically pound cake with rosemary thrown in. It's always a hit! I've also had Rosemary gelato that was amazing.

Jessica said...

Who ever sells cookies and yarn is a genius in my book. I second Cathleen's recipe...I made that last night!

Claire Winlo said...

When you first mentioned hens and chicks and all the other herbs and how they were happily residing on your window sill I went, "Huh? Wouldn't they walk away?" Then I scrolled down and saw the picture. You had me there for a second! LOL :)

a friend to knit with said...

all this rosemary talk is making my mouth water!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweater. i can't wait to see it.
and in grey. yep. it is pretty much going to be perfect.

The Wooly Wumpus said...

That's a brilliant marketing idea for all yarn shops! We knitters would gladly buy heaps of cookies to occupy the wee ones while we shop!
I've never heard of boxwood basil! And I bet the rosemary smells wonderful!

larissa said...

I second the roasted potatoes with rosemary - and your white on white color scheme is to die for! I love that jacket pattern - it's sure to look so lovely on you.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Basil is one of my favourite herbs! Your little potted garden is both beautiful and practical.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

How nice that would be to have a farmer's market within walking distance! WOW!!

The plants look really great on the windowsill!!!

I too love rosemary on roasted red potatoes...think I'll do that tommorow ;-)

randi said...

The boxwood basil looks quite interesting. I would love to have basil in my house year around!

Avery said...

Mmmm I was going to leave a suggestion but I might have to make some instead! :D I second Cathleen - white potatoes, salt pepper, olive oil - bake for about 20 minutes on a cookie sheet. We like ours cubed but you can do them however you want.

Rose Red said...

Everyone's already said rosemary goes fabulously with potatoes (cubed, with olive oil and salt, roasted in the oven), but no-one's mentioned lamb yet. I think lamb's not so popular in North America? (I'm Australian - we LOVE our lamb. Rosemary with lamb is just fab!)

QuiltedSimple said...

Rosemary is great with potatoes. I bet it all smells too yummy. And cookies and yarn? Sounds like a perfect shopping trip! Love the color...
Kris

Suzanne said...

Rosemary is great on roasted potatoes. Just cut them up, salt and pepper to taste, then douse with olive oil and chopped rosemary. Roast them at 350F for an hour or until done. So good!

You can also make this on the grill, just wrap in foil first.

APA said...

herbs....my favorite things to grow. farmers markets...don't know what i'd do without our state market for the wonderful produce and plants!

rosemary...i chop it up and flavor ground meat/turkey with it, putting it in right at the beginning when i saute with all my other veggies added to the meat. we also use it as a skewer for chicken or pork tenderloin (cut into nice size bite size pieces) to do on the grill. and like someone already mention...with white or sweet potatoes done in aluminum foil on the grill or in the oven. yum!

enjoy, enjoy!

MichelleB said...

I need to keep my open for that boxwood basil. It looks very cool. Another wonderful project, too.

Hilary said...

It looks like this has been mentioned already, but rosemary potatoes are amazing! Potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, a little rosemary...shake around in the pan and roast. Yummy!

Steph said...

It's lovely!

Renee said...

Cookies and yarn? Brilliant!

Judy Martin put out a quilting book a few years ago that I adore called Cookies and Quilts that's fabulous.

Journeying Five said...

I love basil and the start of your sweater!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i love this post! it makes me want to step into your world for a day! yarn? at a farmer's market? totally cool! and cookies too? double totally cool!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I use rosemary mainly the same way as Rose Red and Hilary...cubed potatoes (and sweet potato), olive oil, salt & rosemary. Tossed around in a big roasting dish and thrown in the oven for a bit. Delicious!! I also add any other vegetables too. Like pumpkin, carrots, onions, zucchini...