Whole lotta loot today. Expensive, but worth it.
Sorry the photo is a little blurry.
Clockwise from the chickens in the blue bag:
2 chickens and 6 pork chops from Dines Farm: $60.
3 heads iceberg from R&G Produce: $4.50
Fruit is from The Orchards of Concklin: $60
2 quarts sour cherries
3 hothouse tomatoes
10 white peaches
1 pint gooseberries
2 pints strawberries
3 pints blueberries
2 pints sweet cherries
And then 2 pints wild lowbush blueberries from Blooming Hill Farm $5 each.
It’s a lot, yes, but between what I’ve got in my pantry and my garden (blueberries, carrots, spinach, cabbage, more herbs than I care to say), that’ll be enough for me to have 5 people for dinner on Saturday night and still feed my husband and me for a week.
We’ll definitely do a mixed berry dessert â€” maybe this mixed berry spoon cake from this issue of Food & Wine? â€” and I’ll brine and grill the pork chops and the chickens (though probably not on the same night). I’m definitely thinking iceberg wedge with green goddess dressing (I use this recipe from Martha Stewart) for the dinner party, but during the week, I’ll pull arugula from the garden to have with the leftover meats.
I’ll leave you with this, a photo that would make my sister shudder.
How does a girl fit all that loot into the fridge?
What did you buy at the market this week? Do you have any other suggestions for my week’s loot?