Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Autumn Market

This is a photo post, snapshots from the Riley Park Farmers Market.

Look at those beautiful purplish tomatoes in the back corner. Actually...now that I look closely I realize they looked more purple in real life...they look murkier in the photo.

I roasted some of these carrots with beets, potatoes, acorn squash, peeled garlic, yam and apple, all diced up smallish and tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh rosemary, then roasted for about an hour. They were a little brown and crusty on the edges and creamy sweet inside. Made a huge tray of it and what we didn't eat immediately I saved and tossed into salad greens with a few nuts for crunch.

I love the markets in the fall. These photos were taken a few weeks ago. We haven't seen that kind of brilliant sunlight since.
The heirloom tomato plant given to me this summer yeilded up five, (yes, you read correctly) lovely little yellow tomatoes. Thanks Leanne - if you are reading this - it may have been a small crop, but it was a tasty one.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Snacks at the Hard Rock

Well, after being duly reprimanded, or perhaps challenged, by mr. anchovy saying "blogging is done because of obsessive or disciplined behavior" (or something along those lines) I feel I must post. I am still exhausted from three days in the company of my sister, niece and a thwack of unruly friends.

I cannot say the food I had in Vegas was stellar. Mind you, in that town you only get the best if you are willing to pay for it. I would have to say the best meal/snack I had was at the Hard Rock Hotel. Technically speaking the food was just ok. But the cabana....loved it. You could have served me hard tack with my cocktails and I would have been thrilled. Even if it was bloody cold, (not the food, the weather). We considered just camping out in the cabana.

I can't go to a wedding and not post a picture of the happy couple. They both looked fabulous.