Thursday, October 30, 2008

T Will Be Proud!

I went to work early today, which meant I got to leave about an hour earlier than normal, which meant I had plenty of time to do one of those things I just never quite make time for... I went to the farmers market!

In DC, we have the great Fresh Farm Markets, and I just learned that they're running late into the season this year. Mine will be open until December 18 - woohoo!

I scored with 3 items: more kale (yes, I'm a total convert), mixed lettuce, and a whole bunch of carrots. The kale will become more soup, the lettuce will become many appetizer salads, and I have plans for those carrots. Watch for it. :-)

Meanwhile - a question. Can I use the carrot stems/leaves for anything?


Stef said...

oooh, plus they had free samples! Turns out I love Brunswick Stew. And apple cider, but I knew that.

DC Food Blog said...

That's awesome. I love the Fresh Farm Market. One of the florists there did the flowers for our wedding. I don't think the stems and leaves of carrots are edible. Not like radish or beet greens.

Stef said...

Here's one definite housekeeping change I've noticed the last few weeks. The more I cook my own meals, the more often I have to run the dishwasher!!! More cooking = more dirty dishes and utensils. I used to run the dishwasher about once a week, now it's about every 3 days. I'm sure it's having an effect on my electric bill. But, at the same time, I'm ordering less takeout...and, really, one of the main reasons I moved to this apartment was that it has a better-equipped kitchen. Complete with countertops, cabinets AND dishwasher - none of which I had (or had enough of) in the old place! So cooking more has always been the goal.