As is true for many of us up and down the East Coast, today is focused on preparing for Sandy. And while we have stocked up on batteries and candles, filled the cars up with gas, and will be getting leaves out of the gutters this afternoon, we started our morning with our regular visit to the farmer’s market. It was relatively quiet (I’m wondering if folks were all at the grocery store instead of the market), and so we got to enjoy the bounty that was present once again, and purchased more than enough produce to feed our gang over the next week or so.
After deciding that we wouldn’t purchase any additional meat because of concerns about a power outage — we are well-stocked with meat/protein from our favorite farms already — a stewing hen for broth, flat iron steaks, two different types of spicy sausage, pancetta, ground pork, and wild caught salmon — we focused on the fruits and veggies.
Today I was struck by the colors and shapes that were everywhere at the market, and nowhere to be seen at our local grocery store.
And what did we come home with?
As you might be able to see, we found our favorite orange cauliflower and some parsnips….
And a late season watermelon …
Now to plan what to make. Since we have a gas range and oven, loss of power usually means lots of cooking for us…and if we are all home on Monday or Tuesday, I might even have time to cook!
Here’s sending wishes for a safe journey through Sandy to all my friends up and down the Eastern seaboard. And good cooking through the storm!