Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hiking and Produce
We recently went hiking in a local park. I can't wait to return over the next couple of weeks to see the leaves change colors.
I've heard that this park is also really beautiful during the winter, with icicles and huge unbroken patches of snow.
We also visited the farmer's market and came away with a really great haul - tomatoes, golden delicious apples, cucumbers, zucchinis, eggplant, watermelon, and another cantaloupe. I'm so lucky to live in a neigborhood that has weekly farmer's markets; it's wonderful to have regular access to fresh, local produce.
MORE CANTALOUPE. Cantaloupe wrapped in tofurky may be one of my new favorite summer snacks.
We made baingan bartha with all of our eggplant, which is essentially a tomato-based Indian curry that it stuffed with soft eggplant. We like to make ours in a slow cooker with a touch of brown sugar and every spice that we own.
Served with chickpea pancakes on the side. It was warm and homey and delicious.
Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes?