THURSDAY FARMERS MARKET
I am sorry for not posting yesterday. It was a very special day for me (I got older!) and I wanted to take the day off and have a little fun. One of the ways I did that was to find another farmers market in my area. This (to the right) was my bounty! Local, fresh vegetables. I have been finding that the "farmers markets" are in need of more farmers and variety. Sometimes there will be three vendors all selling the same thing. I find it quite frustrating. None the less, I got some green beans and peppers. The peppers are for next week, but the green beans I used tonight!
When it comes to summer, there are two foods I really enjoy, strawberries and green beans. I love fresh green beans! I love to just wash them off and nibble on them. I could practically have them for a whole snack that way! But I had to prepare them to meet my goal tonight.
I was able to get Chef Turbo to help me snap the ends. He seemed to have a lot of fun when he figured it out. I guess I take snapping green beans for granted since he had a hard time with it for a while. I still had to go back into the discard pile to rescue usable ends.
I really enjoyed it. It was refreshing, had no form of fat (except the turkey bacon fat, which was not really there at all!) and the parsley was a nice touch. It called for an onion, so I used a shallot. And I ate it without gagging! So happy. It also called for bacon, and as I mentioned before, I used Turkey Bacon. I really prefer going with the healthier alternative and the lack of animal fat in the pan did not mess the dish up one bit.