Oh Yes, I do love the farmers market.
The other day I went early in the morning to the market in my town & got some really tasty vine ripened tomatoes, sugar peas, yellow beans, corn on the cob, & various kinds of lettuce, I love fresh greens for the salad, beets, & some good round plump blue berries. All on display in such an appealing way there was no resisting.
I could easily be a vegetarian especially in the summer when all those good things are fresh and easy to get locally. Even Sweetman is not opposed to having just fresh veggies for dinner once in awhile. Usually we steam or roast them on the grill especially the sweet corn, Yummo!!!, roasting on the grill gives the corn a wonderful roasted taste with just a few of the kernels browned, then smear it all over with real butter and sprinkle on a little lemon pepper. I tell you it doesn't get any better.
I have to tell you a funny quirk that Sweetman has, he likes his yellow or green beans cooked & then he fries them in a little bacon grease, (yes I said bacon grease) until they are almost black then he puts ketchup all over them & says it's heaven!!! I have never heard of cooking beans this way before I met him & this has always given me a chuckle. I grew up never frying much of anything so this was unheard of in my family. I have tried them but still prefer my veggies al dente & with some butter, & a little seasoning. Has anyone ever heard of cooking beans that way????
We compromise on how we eat our veggies, he likes his cooked soft & I prefer crisp so I take a portion out early for me & allow them to cook a bit longer for him. Makes us both happy. Any way you fix em it makes for good healthy eats. If I had the time, energy & know how I'd have my own garden but we are surrounded with farmers & they do all the work, I just cook & eat!!!