I finally did it. I bought my very first tomato. These ones called out to me with their beautiful yellow stripes. They looked as though plucked straight up from a tinged blob of paint on a palette.
I sliced and salted them and ate with scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin. They were an odd combination of both savory and fruity, but over all I enjoyed it!
My last visit to the OHSU Farmers Market at work yielded a bevy of beige food stuffs:
- - cheddar
- - sturgeon
- - pears
- - golden raspberries
- - potatoes
- - cauliflower
I’ve finally have my market strategy down so that I don’t smoosh any more fruits. I’m using plastic tubs with lids that I bring with me down to the market. I dump my berries in directly and hand back the cartons. This also works well for buying fish. I put the fish in the tub, top off with ice and seal it up.
No more squished rides home for me!
Tonight I’m finally cooking up the sturgeon, served with melon risotto (with melon broth from one of my failed soda making attempts- I shouldn’t have cooked the melon. It’s too buttery tasting for soda.), and broiled cauliflower.
Ah Portland, I love this food laden town!