Mom and I would spend quiet mornings together doing housework and errands in town.
Even when I started school it was half day so I still got another year of time alone with mom, forever tying me to her apron strings.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
No Cooking Required
Cooking Required (with a twist of ADD)
love this time of year, heat and all. As crazy as it sounds, I often bake when it
is hot outside.It’s already hot; who is
going to notice the oven is on (insert chuckle here).However, there are day’s I am too lazy to cook
and that is when I turn to quick “No Cooking Required” recipes.
was a day of errands. One of those included visiting the local public
market.They call it a “Public Market” due to the variety of vendors they
have.Not all of them are farmers.I love fresh fruits and veggies and the
variety that are displayed at the market.I also like the fact that there is always something there you can’t get
in a supermarket.And the fact that just purchasing your produce
in the open air makes them taste better.Fresh air makes everything taste better (you should try a weenie roast
in the dead of winter, nothing tastes better than that Hot Dog cooked over an
open flame in the dead of winter).
did I purchase you ask?Well, I was
hoping to find green tomatoes at the market.Yup they had them.But then I
spied an Eight Ball Zucchini, surprisingly not many people at the market knew
what they were.They are a grapefruit sized
round Zucchini.Great for stuffing, but
that is a recipe for another time.I
also purchased a ¼ bushel of pickling cucumbers, 2 small purple eggplants,
Italian Pole Beans, Jalapeno Peppers, Peaches, Nectarines, and Heirloom
Tomatoes.I think that was everything
at the market.
to have breakfast with a couple of my girlfriends.You have to get to the market early and why
not arrive when it just opens.My
girlfriends are lucky I didn’t eat anything at the market. Need to go potty and
have a second cup of tea. Breakfast was
a trip as usual.We have polite
conversations mixed with a little bit of ball busting, one upping and throwing
each other under the bus.How we love
each other.We part and go our separate
to get back on track and finish my errands.The next few stops are
irrelevant, stopping here and there to get essentials like toothpaste and
toilet paper, shop for shoes for the wedding and fill up the car with gas.
last stop: I have Heirloom tomatoes from the market, it is off to a place
called Roma’s.Roma’s is a little
Italian deli, where they sell imported pasta, cheeses, and meats.They also carry homemade Italian bread and pizza
pie to die for.I consider it to be the
best in the area. They have a large mixed olive case with a
variety of black and green flavored olives.Did I mention the Imported Italian Cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano,
Pecorino Romano, Mozzarella, Basket Cheese, Braided Cheese, Smoked, Wedges and
Grated and my favorite of all time Soft Fresh Mozzarella Balls.Fight the urge to purchase tomato pie.Don’t inhale at the register, you will then
smell all the deliciousness and weaken. Pay the man and hold your breath till
you get out the door (just teasing, I love the deli smell). Okay leaving Roma’s
with a loaf of fresh Crusty Italian Bread, a small container that holds a
variety of the many olives from the olive case, a bag of freshly grated parmesan
cheese and my mozzarella balls.
arrive home about 1:30ish.Unload the
car and carry everything in the house.Drop everything and take the dog outside to do her necessaries.Let the dog romp and play for a few minutes
as she has been inside all morning.Back inside, cappuccino from the Keurig while unpacking all of my
wonderful goodies.Such a sense of
accomplishment overcomes ones-self, as I stare at the variety of health and
wellness displayed on my counter.Lunch! Its lunch time! With all the errands I had run in the morning
lunch needed to be quick and painless and of course consist of several items I
had purchased well running all those errands.Let’s make a fresh Cucumber Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and
Fresh Mozzarella drizzled with imported extra virgin olive oil and reduced
balsamic vinegar (both previously purchased at Roma’s), topped with a slice of
fresh home baked crusty Italian bread.Ahhhhhh! Or should I say MMMMMM!
shall be posting more recipes from my finds at the Public Market.