And they called it veggie love…

Posted: June 21, 2022 in Food
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I’m feeling a bit peckish and as my thoughts turn to food, I thought I’d share some more photos from the farmers market in California. The zucchini blossoms were also being sold separately in a few stalls and although I’ve never made them this way, they’re very tasty stuffed with (usually) cheese of some sort and herbs a/o other things. They’re a feast for the eye as well.

We’ve already established that I love artichokes, thanks to a mom who grew up in California. These aren’t looking their best for eating but still work for photos. Look for a heavy artichoke with tight leaves that aren’t all split. My daughter did buy some (chosen by yours truly), her husband grilled the halves, and we enjoyed them greatly. Yes, you definitely need to eat the bottom (attached part) of the leaves, Deborah. On a good artichoke, they’re very meaty. Dip in melted butter, mayonnaise (plain or with herbs), or just eat plain as my husband and I usually do.

You say tomato, I say tomahto. Tomato, tomahto, who cares? Just get some and dig in!! My favorite cherry tomatoes are Sun Gold which my husband says taste like candy…but are good for you. Win, win.

Yesterday (Sunday) a glitch in the WP matrix caused the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge entry for “Doors/doorways” I posted to post on Saturday, rather than on Sunday. I republished it, but evidently many of you didn’t get it. It features some wonderful doors, so if you didn’t see it and would like to, click here for the link. I must admit it’s frustrating to put out a post I think many readers will enjoy and then have something like this happen.

  1. Fresh vegetables are always a real treat. Technology – now, there’s a topic for an entire post.

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    A literal and figurative feast!

  3. ledrakenoir says:

    Yeah our favorites at this time of the year: sliced sun-ripened beef tomatoes, artichokes (as you also say the plain way), asparagus (green or lightly steamed white), freshly dug young potatoes, diced cheese, freshly baked flute, freshly picked herbs and not to forget a glass of Cote du Rhône red wine – then one can believe that heaven has landed on the dining table. 🙂

  4. Tish Farrell says:

    What a blissful array of veg.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    The photo of all the tomatoes is amazing. The colors, the quantity. I don’t see things like that around here.

  6. Mary M says:

    I love fresh vegetables. I grow a small garden because there’s a lack of farmer markets.

    • It’s great if you can do that. The market nearest us in Arizona is quite large but there are only a few produce stands, growing produce in a desert climate being what it is. Fresh is definitely the best.


      • Mary M says:

        I agree that it be difficult to grow vegetables in desert climate. In Ohio we have to deal with droughts about every other summer or so.

      • We lived in Ohio in the east side of Cleveland for many years. The clay soil was what I most remember but things overall grew very well.

  7. aconstantdabbling says:

    The freshness of local farm goodness. I miss our gardening days. We would batter pumpkin blossoms in egg and saltine crumbs and fry in butter. Very rich but like a fritter. I’d love those squash blossoms with cheese.🤔 The tough part was always cleaning them first. So tender.

    • Sounds delicious! Living in the Phoenix area means that there’s a good part of the year when you can’t grow anything outdoors a good part of the year between heat and water considerations. In the Midwest, I always had some sort of garden even though I don’t consider myself much of a gardener.

      Thanks for the visit and comment. You’ve made me hungry. 🙂


  8. Oh, it’s a feast of colors too! You mean eat part of the stalk or those bottom leaves? I love tomatoes. My favorite are the Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes. I can eat those like a bag of candy! YUM!!

  9. Cee Neuner says:

    I’m loving your title and photos 😀

  10. Hammad Rais says:

    I’m all lost within the tomatoes!
    My 2 year old nephew loves them very much as he always picks out a one from the grocery bag, whenever I bring some 🙂

  11. Dan Antion says:

    It all looks delightful!

  12. These are really beautiful. Not sure what it says about me, but I often think fruits and vegetables are pretty. 🙂 Hugs.

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