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  1. BeeZee

    2021 Farmers' Markets

    Not a Farmer's Market (we have a small one in my town on Tues. night) but my favorite secret farmstand had ripe tomatoes today. I spied them on the way to an appointment, so I stopped on my way back. Got 2 nice specimens for $1 each. He had a little bit of okra, and one pint container of multi-hued cherry tomatoes. It's not on my usual route, so I'll have to remember to check back in 2 weeks to see what veggies start to show up, last year he had some nice eggplant.
  2. I never thought about Beano for garlic (assume it would also work for onions), good to know!
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    Lunch 2021

    salad from local chain, Honeygrow...arugula/greens, red grapes, chicken, quinoa, farro, feta, carrot, beet, candied pecans, fresh lime and ginger dressing
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    Breakfast 2021

    Good for steamy summer day...peach, unsalted cottage cheese, toasted sliced almonds. The peaches I've gotten recently have been very good.
  5. I wound up making compote with this batch, added some julienned orange rind which is really nice, and a smidge of cardamom.
  6. My husband isn't crazy about figs, so I'll probably make compote and freeze it. I have a sad orange in the fridge so I'll put the peel to good use. Alternately contemplating a crostada...but with the heat the idea of working with any butter laden crust seems like a bad idea.
  7. and...today a bag with around 30 figs. I'm told there will be more tomorrow.😬
  8. Cup 'O Figs left on my desk, from co-worker. I'm guessing that means shortly I will be getting bags full of them.
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    Lunch 2021

    Desk lunch: cous cous salad, tuna, avocado. I had bought a bag of mini avocados from TJ's and every one has been perfect so far. They work very well for single serving.
  10. Picked up a clamshell of organic black figs this morning, 8-10 figs, for once they were all ripe. $4.99. Bought some wine, as well, but that won’t be opened for a couple of days so I will have to circle back to report. A NZ sauvignon blanc and an Italian rose.
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    Dinner 2021

    My husband wanted to get sushi, since he hadn’t had any since pre-Covid. Unlike the nice plates that @KennethTgot the other day, we were served on paper plates. Apparently to deal with staffing issues they decided they could do without one of the dishwashers.😕
  12. I've gotten the corn nuts from them before, I have to portion them into containers for DH or he will munch through that bag way too fast!
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    Lunch 2021

    Leftover pasta salad from the weekend, topped with some jarred tuna.
  14. yes to raw clams as a little kid...growing up on Long Island our next door neighbors who went clamming (in addition to gardening and bee keeping, an intro to all kinds of delicious things) I got to eat raw clams in the backyard. DH and I dined outdoors at a really good fish restaurant in Princeton (Blue Point Grill) on Wednesday and split some really good NE style chowder, it had a little bit of thyme in it.
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    Slaws -- Cook-off 49

    @heidih, thanks for the link, since I discovered an Asian food market near my office I have access to all of the ingredients.
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