If I’ve been noticeably absent the past couple of weeks, it’s been with good reason – I’ve been in agony. I’ve been having horrible pain in my shoulder for the past two or so weeks now, and I ended up in the emergency room a couple of Fridays ago – they initially thought it was a pulmonary embolism, but thankfully it wasn’t – I try to remember that as I continue dealing with subacromial bursitis, a pinched nerve in my neck, and costochondritis. I’ve mostly been living on pain killers and whatever food I can grab quickly or Paul is kind enough to make for me. What that meant as far as my blogging went is that I didn’t go to the farmers markets on the 12th – I did drag myself out this past weekend, though – I regretted it by the time I got home because my shoulder was as bad as ever.
Still, part of me can’t regret going this weekend – we’re finally starting to get into the time of year where veggies start coming in with ferocity, and it’s super simple to plan your meals around all the fabulous produce you see at the markets.
I saw the first (non-hothouse) squash this week – my own squash in my garden is starting to come in, but not quite there, so I made sure to pick a little bit up to grill with some steaks this week.
This weekend was also Pride weekend, with the big parade on Saturday. AJ had the most marvelous cookies to commemorate the event.
I was extremely taken by these Bull’s Blood beets, a variety that is entirely red from root to greens. Aren’t they beautiful?
Nice looking shiitakes at the Clintonville Farmers Market this week.
My backyard blueberries are starting to ripen, and it’s a great year for blueberries. So plump and juicy and sweet. For those of you who don’t have your own bushes, there were blueberries at the market. Be sure to pick some up while you still can, you won’t be sorry.
Ditto with garlic scapes – they’re great in stir fry.
Sorry for the abbreviated descriptions. I’m hoping that I’ll feel well enough by Wednesday that I’ll be able to hit the Dublin Farmers Market and give you a full review of what has turned out to be an excellent midweek market.
So what did you get this past weekend? What’s your favorite part of this time of year?