It must be berry season because the cherries and strawberries are out. S likes a good strawberry, dripping juice and all.
I never buy the cherries, I just sample them. What I want is for someone to make me a homemade cherry pie. Maybe I should just buy one!
You might think I just eat doughnuts, danishes and other sweet treats. But we consume more than a few fruits and vegetables during the summer. The Union Square Green Market provides us a week’s worth of salads. And now the PA growers have their cantaloupes in…yum!
Last Thursday, we ventured into Berkley for a bit before meeting up with friends at their house for dinner. On a side note, we had Zachary’s pizza, which is deep dish with really fresh ingredients…and I love it. But that afternoon we stopped by the North Berkley Farmer’s Market, which we discovered last year. The fruit is to die for. Started with an apricot, then a white nectarine and finished with a pint of strawberries. Then a stop at a wine store (the converted pumping plant, below) for a rose.
The flowers are from J & M’s backyard.
I also discovered a new iced tea that is sweet without any added sugar: Good Earth Sweet & Spicy. Funny, but it was the same tea I had every morning at M’s parents house. Made myself some this past weekend.
I think I’ve posted a picture from the Union Square Greenmarket for 3 weeks in a row now. Well, we were back this weekend.
We love Stokes for our tomatoes. There is a list to tell you how to tell if it’s ripe (don’t squeeze!). Look at the color on the top and bottom, they should pretty much match. The Stokes Grower (yes, it’s a Grower versus a Farmer) helped pick one that was good for a salad Saturday night.
And when did squash and zucchini start to come in round shapes? I was intrigued so had to get a few.
These are pumpkins from the Union Square Greenmarket, love the fall colors!