Week of Produce

August 2, 2009 at 11:17 pm 3 comments

Saturday July 25th, I had a great day at Elizabeth City’s Downtown Waterfront Market. I acquired a bounty of fresh, healthy produce and carried it back to my home on Hunter Street. I was feeling pretty darn pleased with myself. I was going to ingest all these delicious nutrients and I was supporting local growers at the same time.

It wasn’t until I plopped my purchases onto the kitchen counter that I realized, “Huh. We have six days to eat all this before we leave for the beach.”

And that we did. In the past week, the following items were ingested:

Chunky Vegetable Chili
1 onion
2 green peppers
1 starship squash

Eggplant Parmesan
1 eggplant
1 bunch of scallions

Tomato Caprese
3 tomatoes
fresh basil
fresh oregano

Snacks
5 peaches
5 bananas
1 tub blueberries
1 nectarine

Fresh Carrot Apple Juice
2 pounds carrots
2 apples

Side Dishes
6 ears of corn
1 batch of asparagus

Blackberry Cobbler
1 tub blackberries

Of course, we did have some help from the neighborhood kids… They assisted with the eating and the prep!

Elizabeth City - Tykee Smiles with Corn on the Cob
Tykee Eats Corn on the Cob

Elizabeth City - Jasiya, Qualik and Tykee Prep Asparagus
Jasiya, Qualik and Tykee Prep Asparagus

Elizabeth City - Tykee Snags More Asparagus
Ryan Cooks Blackened Tuna Steaks… While Tykee Helps Himself to Asparagus

It was such a delicious and fulfilling week. Perhaps I should start off every week with what seems to be “too much produce”.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aaron  |  August 3, 2009 at 7:42 am

    What about cleanup? Did you have to foot the bill for that?๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  • 2. geekhiker  |  August 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Is it wrong that when I think “prep asparagus” I think “kitchen garbage can”? Never did grow a taste for it…๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  • 3. anne  |  August 9, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    @ geekhiker

    Asparagus is delicious, but it is one of the more expensive vegetables. It is like when you finally give your kids lobster and they don’t like it. It’s like good, we won’t buy you anymore. (This did not happen to us).

    Reply

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