Saturday morning purchases included all green stuff this week. It's green color season. But not exclusively.
This lady had some stunning AND fragrant lilac bouquets, creative black and blue aprons, and a super squishy baby that was just waiting for me.
The coffee men were nowhere to be found this week, but I did see this crazy tomato plant (that already had fruit on it) AND and an amazing multi-colored jughead hat.
Move over iceberg wedge salads - your new competition is in town. Imagine this on a plate with a creamy white ranch dressing, a sprinkle of bacon, some sunflower seeds, and fresh chives.
Just so you know, underneath is as neat as the top.
There were no asparagus at the market this week. No matter. I went to the asparagus mother ship and snapped some right up. Picked on Friday, eaten on Saturday. Doesn't get better than that. I also talked to this very nice lady about asparagus recipes. I was trying to remember Anne Burrell's last name so I could tell her to look up the specifics for her asparagus/pecorino/red onion salad except my mind was a complete blank. Luckily she thought of it right as I was leaving. Two brains are so much better than one.
These beautiful specimens were dropped in boiling water for a very short 2-3 minutes, after which they were dressed with a tiny bit of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Sheer heaven.