Saturday was the first Farmer's Market of the year
Not the big celebration that it usually is
For it was too cold . . . .
But a few vendors braved the cold in their coats and mittens and mufflers
to sell some amazing produce . . .
Friend Randy's stall . . .
Fresh herbs, asparagus, radishes, Swiss chard, carrots and lettuces
(I got the last bundle of asparagus, a bag of lettuce, radishes and Swiss chard -- alas, the carrots were
And friend Mary
Had meats for sale . . . the chicken on the right came home with me!
And once home . . .
The lilacs were put in an old blue and white pitcher for the dining room table
We adore fresh flowers on the table
And the aroma of the lilacs is amazing!!!
The chicken was roasted with lemon and garlic and tarragon for Sunday Lunch
The asparagus was roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper, then dressed with a good nob of butter and a generous sprinkle of sea salt
The lettuces and radishes were made into a wilted lettuce salad
with bacon fried and the grease, tarragon vinegar and sugar made into a hot dressing which was poured over.
We always take Sunday Lunch in the dining room
Served family style.
The chicken "drippings" made a wonderful gravy
And, this, the first Farmer's Market meal of 2013 was superb!
Thank you Randy and Mary!!!!
I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphous Monday.