Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Farmer's Market Saturday

Friend Kelly
Market Manager of the Nevada/Vernon County Farmer's Market

Invited me to visit their market as a 
Guest Chef

Saturday I was up really early
to load the car
and travel 20 miles East
to the little town in Missouri
where we lived for 17 years

I set up my "station"

For it was a cooking with herbs day
And for tasting . . .

Homemade Bread

Cut into sampling fingers

So that herbal butter
(we tasted first chive, then thyme and lastly tarragon)
and peach rosemary jam
could be slathered on

And I always like to have an herbal sweet

Lemon lavender cakes

And a big jar of garden herbs
Snippets were used in the pasta salad
which we also tasted.

Vegetables, pasta, oil and vinegar and a generous amount of minced herbs.

I always enjoy my stints at the Farmer's Market and this was my first time in Nevada

I hope they invite me back for I had a great time.
And they have a great market.

Thanks, Kelly!

I ended up bringing home . . .

local raspberries and strawberries
2 butterfly bushes
And some Gobbler Roost Salad Dressing
(which I don't normally buy -- salad dressing, that is -- but Kathy's is superb!)

It's Monday and I'm sharing my Farmer's Market food with Yvonne at Stone Gable for What's On the Menu Monday

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