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it’s all about the squash

I’m just a sucker for fall produce.

Is it weird that all day before the farmers market I kept thinking about squash? What kind would I get this week? How would I prepare it? What colors would they be?

Yeah, it’s probably a little odd.

But I chock up my fascination with fall produce to the fact that I can buy almost a week’s worth of food at the farmers market for next to nothing. As pictured above, I brought home 2 sweet potatoes, an acorn squash, a spaghetti squash, a giant bunch of basil and 3 small decorative gourds for a mere $10.

I’m a small girl, so it doesn’t take much to fill me up. Each veggie, combined with a salad, is a complete meal for me. I’ll bake the sweet potatoes and roast the acorn squash, but I’m most excited for the spaghetti squash. I’ll roast it, shred the insides and toss with garlic, olive oil, parmesan and basil. -By the way, that basil was some of the most fragrant basil I’ve ever had. The wind blowing through my rolled down windows on the drive home carried the sweet basil aroma so heavily. It was overwhelmingly wonderful.

Simple foods. Simple recipes. Simply delicious.

What’s your favorite famers market pick up?

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12 South Farmers Market

It’s finally here! The 12 South Farmers Market opened up for the season yesterday. It’s a small neighborhood market but has a great selection of meats, produce, dairy and random fun like baked goods and coffee. And best of all…I can walk there :)

I didn’t get much on this first trip but I plan on stocking up on my fresh veggies there every week.

I did get a new basil plant and a chunk of aged cheddar from Kenny’s Farmhouse.

I can’t wait to figure out a fun way to use this cheese. It’s so delicious. And I’m dreaming about the caprese that will come from this fragrant basil all summer long.

In other news….

My bell peppers are sprouting!!!

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