Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Food Weekend

It seems like last weekend revolved around a lot of food.  It was a nice combination of old favorites and new creations.
I'm hesitant to re-post recipes from other blogs so I'll limit this post to a couple of the things we did on our own and create a separate post about the recipes we did that were not totally original.

Saturday started off with a trip to the Farmers' Market 

And some awesome results

Here are some food highlights (so far) from this yield:

Roasted eggplant etc with mozzarella.  No recipe really need accompany this.  We just chopped up a bunch of vegetables (3 eggplants, 2 zucchini, 6 peppers of different sizes, 1 onion).  I sauteed them in the wok (no room in anything else!) in some olive oil and then to soften the veggies I added some white wine, covered the wok, and let them steam.  Once the veggies were somewhat soft, I spread them out in a casserole dish, (added the garlic at this point), and baked in the oven on 375 for 15 minutes.  Add some grated mozzarella and bake another 10 minutes.  This was awesome.

Pancakes with strawberry rhubarb compote.


The strawberry rhubarb compote was basically a cup of chopped rhubarb, a half dozen strawberries, a small piece of vanilla bean and about 1/3 c. agave nectar.  Bring to a boil then lower the heat and cook for 10-15 minutes until it reaches a desired consistency.  A great addition to morning pancakes!

Stay tuned for tostadas and an awesome refried bean recipe. 


  1. Rhubarb!!! I have to get some agave & try this.....and your eggplant dish looks delish! Do you peel the eggplant or leave the skin on?

  2. Alternatively, you could use honey which is also nice.
    Also, I do peel the eggplant. It takes a while to cook but is worth it!

  3. Your farmers market haul looks great! So does the eggplant, and strawberry rhubarb compote! Yum!

  4. Everything looks so good. I love the pics of the food, makes me hungry!

  5. :) I've heard we have the best Farmers Marker in IN. We need to take more pics :)


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