I love the smell and the way everything looks. I love the old-timey scales where you can weigh your squash or beans. I love the bright colors.
After leaving the Farmer's Market, I stopped by Weight Watchers and weighed in for the week. I lost 1.6 pounds this week - have to stick with it . . .wedding is coming soon.
(how funny that there is a van in both the farmer's market picture and the WW picture - van driving folks must run lots of errands on Fridays when I do :-) I couldn't stay for the meeting because it was about 104 degrees outside and I wanted to get all this lusciousness home! I bought ten pounds of already shelled peas, lots of beautiful yellow squash, peaches, tomatoes and okra (which I called Okry when I was growing up - I had no idea it was okra until I was a young adult!!)First order of business was to get those peas in the freezer. I brought the water to a boil and dropped some in for 3 minutes. I had peas all over my kitchen :-)
The peas need to boil for three minutes in order to blanch them.
But you want the cooking process to stop immediately so you have to cool them rapidly - ice in the sink; ice on top of the peas.
Then I spread them out on clean paper towels on a cookie sheet to cool a little bit more. Aren't they pretty?